I’m always trying to come up with side dishes that incorporate vegetables. One that is filling enough for my ex-NFL hubs + flavorful + healthy. I think I scored with this one! I love this recipe. Couscous is a yummy grain-based starch, with protein, low in fat and taste really similar to pasta. A registered dietician suggested subbing in Pearl Barley for this recipe if you’re wanting to help decrease the carbs in your diet.  Add some sautéed vegetables and you’ve got one hell of a combo either way! Did I mention the kids love it. Ok, not the spinach + mushroom version. I’ll be sharing more variations soon.

Enjoy!

Xx
L

SPINCH MUSHROOM COUSCOUS

Serving Size: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 4 oz gourmet blend mushrooms {baby bella + shitake + oyster}
  • 4 cups fresh spinach, left whole
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup of whole grain Pearl Couscous
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. In a 2 quart pot, boil 1 1/4 cups of water. Add couscous, lower heat to low/medium, cover and cook for 20 minutes or until water has been absorbed and couscous is tender. Follow your package directions for Couscous. Typically it’s a fast cooking grain. I like Bob’s Red Mill products. Package instructions reads that cook time is 20 minutes, mine only took 10 minutes. Keep your eye on it. You don’t want to over cook.
  2. In a medium non-stick skillet, add olive oil. Sauté spinach + mushrooms for about 5-7 minutes. Add minced garlic and cook 2-3 more minutes. Turn off heat and set aside.
  3. Once couscous is cooked, remove lid. Add sautéed spinach mixture, 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese and stir. Serve and top each portion with remaining parmesan cheese.
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April 12, 2016

SPINACH + MUSHROOM PEARL COUSCOUS

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Sounds and looks delish!! I’m going to try this one tonight, thanks 🙂

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GREAT! Can’t wait to hear what you think!

Abby S

Have been looking for a good couscous recipe! Will definitely try this this week! Do you eat another protein with it (chicken? salmon?) or is it filling enough as a whole meal?

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Well, I think this is a winner! Yes, you can add cooked chicken or salmon to it. I usually serve it as a side dish with fish 🙂 Although it could be served alone.

Cecilia Lieberman

made this tonight! It was an amazing side with grilled salmon!

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YAY!! That made my night. Yum! My favorite protein to serve it with! Enjoy! More to come!

Abby S

Made it and it was great! Throwing in a chicken breast and taking leftovers for some lunches this week.

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I do that too. I love it with salmon too 🙂 Thanks for sharing with me! Xx

WILLIAM BARDY

I had a hard time finding “SPINCH” in the grocery store (typo in title above) … substituted spinach and it was delicious. Was the perfect side for grilled mahi-mahi!

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