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Lemony Couscous with Spinach

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Lemony Couscous with Spinach
  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 4
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Spinach provides a simple addition to a no-fuss couscous side dish that's ready in 30 minutes. Perfect if you love Middle Eastern cuisine.

Ingredients

1
small green bell pepper, finely chopped (1/2 cup)
1
small onion, finely chopped (1/4 cup)
1/3
cup finely chopped celery
2
teaspoons olive oil
2
teaspoons lemon juice
1
cup chicken or vegetable broth
1
cup uncooked whole wheat couscous
3
cups lightly packed fresh baby spinach leaves
2
teaspoons grated lemon peel
1/8
teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • 1 In 3-quart saucepan, cook bell pepper, onion, celery, oil and lemon juice over medium heat about 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are crisp-tender.
  • 2 Stir in broth. Heat to boiling. Stir in couscous, spinach, lemon peel and pepper. Remove from heat. Cover; let stand 5 minutes. Uncover; fluff with fork.
Tips  

Couscous makes a terrific side dish because it's so quick to prepare; this version with fresh lemon and veggies is not only tasty but pretty, too.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
150
(
Calories from Fat
20
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
2 1/2g
4%
(
Saturated Fat
0g
0%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
190mg
8%
Potassium
170mg
5%
Total Carbohydrate
26g
9%
(
Dietary Fiber
3g
14%
,
Sugars
1g
)
Protein
6g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%
30%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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