Lemony Couscous with Spinach

Spinach provides a simple addition to a no-fuss couscous side dish that's ready in 30 minutes. Perfect if you love Middle Eastern cuisine.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

1
small green bell pepper, finely chopped (1/2 cup)
1
small onion, finely chopped (1/4 cup)
1/3
cup finely chopped celery
2
teaspoons olive oil
2
teaspoons lemon juice
1
cup chicken or vegetable broth
1
cup uncooked whole wheat couscous
3
cups lightly packed fresh baby spinach leaves
2
teaspoons grated lemon peel
1/8
teaspoon pepper
  • 1 In 3-quart saucepan, cook bell pepper, onion, celery, oil and lemon juice over medium heat about 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are crisp-tender.
  • 2 Stir in broth. Heat to boiling. Stir in couscous, spinach, lemon peel and pepper. Remove from heat. Cover; let stand 5 minutes. Uncover; fluff with fork.

Expert Tips

Couscous makes a terrific side dish because it's so quick to prepare; this version with fresh lemon and veggies is not only tasty but pretty, too.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
150
(
Calories from Fat
20),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2 1/2g
2 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
190mg
190%;
Total Carbohydrate
26g
26%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
1g
1%
),
Protein
6g
6%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.