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Couscous with Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese

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

Cooking Light OCTOBER 2005

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


  • 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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 132
  • Calories from fat: 30%
  • Fat: 4.4g
  • Saturated fat: 1.2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.3g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.3g
  • Protein: 4.9g
  • Carbohydrate: 19.7g
  • Fiber: 3.2g
  • Cholesterol: 3mg
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Sodium: 155mg
  • Calcium: 22mg

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