Spinach Couscous

Meatless meals are common at my house.  Spinach Couscous has been a favorite quick and easy weeknight meal for many years.  This recipe is great for a main dish and it also makes an excellent side dish.  It makes a lot, so you may consider halving it if you have a small family or if you aren’t hearty eaters like we are.

Not only is this dish quick to make, it takes few ingredients, many of which you may already have in your pantry.  It’s healthy, too!

(If you’d like to print the recipe, scroll down and I’ll have it in one location that will be easy to cut and paste into a word document.)

Ingredients

1 sweet onion
2 cloves garlic, pressed
2 T EVOO
2 (14.5 oz) cans chicken broth
2 (10 oz) packages frozen chopped spinach
2 (10 oz) packages couscous
1 1/2 cups shredded parmesan
4 T lemon juice
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper

Ingredients

Procedure

1.  Heat EVOO in a sauté pan over medium to medium-high heat.  Add chopped onion.
2.  After onion has sautéed a minute or two, add pressed garlic.
3.  Season with salt and pepper.
4.  When onion and garlic are softened, add chicken broth and frozen spinach.

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5.  Cook, stirring occasionally, until spinach thaws.
6.  Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.  Stir in couscous.  Cover, remove from heat, and let stand five minutes.
7.  Stir in lemon juice.
8.  Stir in parmesan cheese.

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Enjoy!
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Here’s the recipe all in one place for easy copying to a word document:

Spinach Couscous

1 sweet onion
2 cloves garlic, pressed
2 T EVOO
2 (14.5 oz) cans chicken broth
2 (10 oz) packages frozen chopped spinach
2 (10 oz) packages couscous
1 1/2 cups shredded parmesan
4 T lemon juice
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper

1. Heat EVOO in a sauté pan over medium to medium-high heat. Add chopped onion.
2. After onion has sautéed a minute or two, add pressed garlic.
3. Season with salt and pepper.
4. When onion and garlic are softened, add chicken broth and frozen spinach.
5. Cook, stirring occasionally, until spinach thaws.
6. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Stir in couscous. Cover, remove from heat, and let stand five minutes.
7. Stir in lemon juice.
8. Stir in parmesan cheese.

Enjoy!

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11 Comments

  1. Delish! I actually really like spinach, and it looks tasty paired with the couscous. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I have never had couscous. I’ve seen many recipes, but I’ve never tried it. Is it like teeny tiny pasta? or more like rice? or something in between? Sounds yummy, whatever it is.

  3. That dish looks fabulous. Couscous is especially good for the summer – I’ll have to try this recipe! Linda

  4. My two year old loves couscous. I’m stopping by from the blog hop. I’m a new follower. I host a weekly linkk party on Wednesdays and I’d love for you to join in.

  5. I love couscous! What a yummy way to add some extra “healthy” in it:) I am making this (as soon as I get to the store). Just visiting from the Blog Hop and am now following you. I would so love if you would share any of your awesome posts (spinach and couscous would be super) at Freedom Fridays. Hoping to see you there.
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  6. I have honestly never tried couscous…I really don’t know why! Stopping by from the Networking Blog Hop…I am your newest follower! I would love if you would check out my blog and if you like what you see please follow back 🙂
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  7. Paula, this looks so good!! Do you think it could be made with anything besides spinach? Jack can’t eat cooked spinach (or even much raw spinach) these days because he takes Coumadin. Poor thing; he loves greens, but can’t have cooked greens any more.

    Thank you so much for joining Grace at Home! You are far and away the BEST party guest. I’ve seen the kind comments you’ve left for people. I appreciate you so much!

  8. Thanks for the recipe, I’ll have to Pin this! I’ve been making couscous quite a bit this year, it’s great for making ahead and taking to picnics – everybody loves it!

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