Mediterranean Couscous

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Israeli (pearl) couscous is such a nice departure from basic couscous. It has much bigger individual "grains" with a creamy texture, and it is so versatile. I try to always keep the regular and whole wheat versions on hand so I can cook with a mixture of both.

290
Calories
10g
Fat
9g
Protein
6
Servings

Ingredients

1 1/2 c Israeli couscous
2 T vegetable oil
2 small zucchini (about 12 ounces, trimmed and chopped)
1 small red onion (thinly sliced)
3/4 t salt
3/4 c plain Stonyfield Organic Whole Milk Yogurt
1 garlic clove (minced)
2 T red wine vinegar
1 T extra virgin olive oil
3/4 t cumin
3/4 t cinnamon
1/2 t coriander
1/4 t ground ginger
1 cn chick peas (15.5 ounces, rinsed and drained)
1/3 c chopped parsley
Nutrition Information: 
Calories: 
290
Calories from Fat: 
80
Total Fat: 
10g
Saturated Fat: 
1.5g
Cholesterol: 
5mg
Sodium: 
400mg
Total Carbohydrate: 
43g
Dietary Fiber: 
6g
Sugars: 
6g
Protein: 
9g
Vitamin A: 
8%
Vitamin C: 
30%
Calcium: 
8%
Iron: 
15%

Preparation:

Step 1

Bring 3 cups salted water to a boil over high heat. Add couscous to boiling water, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 8 to 10 minutes or until water is absorbed and couscous is tender. Place in a large bowl and set aside.

Step 2

Heat vegetable oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add zucchini and onion to skillet and sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon of the salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 8 minutes or until lightly browned.

Step 3

Meanwhile, whisk together remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, yogurt, garlic, vinegar, olive oil, cumin, cinnamon, coriander and ginger.

Step 4

Pour contents of skillet into bowl with couscous and add yogurt sauce, chickpeas and parsley. Stir until well combined. Serve immediately.

Ingredients

1 1/2 c Israeli couscous
2 T vegetable oil
2 small zucchini (about 12 ounces, trimmed and chopped)
1 small red onion (thinly sliced)
3/4 t salt
3/4 c plain Stonyfield Organic Whole Milk Yogurt
1 garlic clove (minced)
2 T red wine vinegar
1 T extra virgin olive oil
3/4 t cumin
3/4 t cinnamon
1/2 t coriander
1/4 t ground ginger
1 cn chick peas (15.5 ounces, rinsed and drained)
1/3 c chopped parsley
Nutrition Information: 
Calories: 
290
Calories from Fat: 
80
Total Fat: 
10g
Saturated Fat: 
1.5g
Cholesterol: 
5mg
Sodium: 
400mg
Total Carbohydrate: 
43g
Dietary Fiber: 
6g
Sugars: 
6g
Protein: 
9g
Vitamin A: 
8%
Vitamin C: 
30%
Calcium: 
8%
Iron: 
15%

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