Whole-Wheat Couscous with Spinach and Pears

Whole-Wheat Couscous with Spinach and Pears Recipe
Photo: Andrew McCaul; Styling: Gerri Williams for James Reps

 

Fruit adds a healthy punch to Whole-Wheat Couscous with Spinach and Pears. Try Whole-Wheat Couscous with other hearty grains like barley or quinoa.

Yield:

Serves: 6

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 5 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 418
Fat 17 g
Satfat 5 g
Protein 15 g
Carbohydrate 60 g
Fiber 8 g
Cholesterol 15 mg
Sodium 385 mg

Ingredients

2 cups whole-wheat couscous
1/4 cup olive oil
1 shallot, finely chopped
2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
Salt
4 cups baby spinach
2 pears, cored and cut into 1/4-inch dice
4 ounces crumbled goat cheese

Preparation

1. Toast couscous in a saucepan over medium-high heat until fragrant, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a bowl. Add 2 Tbsp. oil and shallot to pan and sauté until fragrant and softened, 1 to 2 minutes. Add broth and 1 cup water and bring to a boil. Stir in toasted couscous, cover, remove from heat and let stand for 12 minutes.

2. Transfer couscous to a large bowl; fluff with a fork. Stir in remaining 2 Tbsp. oil, lemon juice and mustard. Season with salt. Toss with spinach and pears, top with goat cheese and serve warm or at room temperature, or cover and refrigerate for up to 6 hours.

Note:

November 2013
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