Savory Vegetable Couscous

Photo by: mike.davis

by mike.davis

over 2 years ago

This is a recipe I did once when I was invited to a dinner party, and nearly forgot that the host wanted me to bring a sidedish. Needing to whip up something fast, I remembered from my days of working in our prepared foods department, how quick and easy couscous recipes were. I already had couscous in my cabinet, vegetables in the freezer, vegetalbe broth, and all of the spices that I needed on hand as well. The whole recipe took maybe about 20 minutes tops.

Serves 6

  • 2 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 2 teaspoons dried onion flakes
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons agave nectar (optional)
  • 2 cups couscous
  • 1 packet frozen mixed vegetables (small package)
  1. In a small to medium saucepan, saute mixed vegetables in the butter until vegetables are well cooked then set aside.
  2. In a saucepan, combine broth, dried onion flakes, basil, black pepper, and garlic powder and bring to a boil.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in couscous and agave with vegetables to liquid. Cover, and let stand for about 5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.

Nutrition Info:


  • 261 calories
  • 2g total fat
  • 1g saturated fat
  • 5mg cholesterol
  • 322mg sodium
  • 51g carbohydrate (4g dietary fiber, 3g sugar)
  • 8g protein
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