Couscous with Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese

"We love couscous because it is so quick and easy to prepare. For a twist, sometimes I will add sun-dried tomatoes, roasted red pepper, or lemon zest to this." -Judy Hasselkus, Indianapolis, IN


5 servings (serving size: about 3/4 cup)

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Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 132
Caloriesfromfat 30 %
Fat 4.4 g
Satfat 1.2 g
Monofat 2.3 g
Polyfat 0.3 g
Protein 4.9 g
Carbohydrate 19.7 g
Fiber 3.2 g
Cholesterol 3 mg
Iron 1 mg
Sodium 155 mg
Calcium 22 mg


1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cups thinly vertically sliced red onion
1 cup uncooked couscous
1 teaspoon garlic pepper (such as Lawry's)
1/4 cup (1 ounce) crumbled goat cheese
1 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth


Heat olive oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add sliced onion, and sauté 7 minutes or until browned.

Combine couscous and garlic pepper in a medium bowl; top with onions and cheese. Place broth in a microwave-safe measuring cup; microwave at high 2 1/2 minutes or until hot. Slowly pour over couscous mixture. Cover; let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork, tossing until well combined.

Judy Hasselkus, Indianapolis, Indiana,

Cooking Light

October 2005
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