Spinach and Garlic Couscous

This tasty accompaniment combines both a vegetable and a starch for a great "one-dish" side.


8 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup)

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Recipe Time

Prep: 5 Minutes
Cook: 8 Minutes
Other: 5 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 175
Fat 2.8 g
Satfat 1.2 g
Protein 6.9 g
Carbohydrate 30.7 g
Cholesterol 5 mg
Iron 1.1 mg
Sodium 379 mg
Caloriesfromfat 14 %
Fiber 3.0 g
Calcium 66 mg


1 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained, and squeezed dry
1 tablespoon bottled minced garlic
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 (14-ounce) can fat-free, less sodium chicken broth
2 tablespoons light stick butter
1 (10-ounce) package couscous


Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion; sauté 4 minutes or until tender. Add spinach and next 3 ingredients; sauté 1 minute. Add broth and butter; bring to a boil, and stir in couscous. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Serve immediately.