Taco-ish Soup with Couscous and Avocado

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I totally don’t know what came over me this morning. I was hungry but I didn’t have a big desire to cook yet i wanted something homemade, warm and satisfying. So I whipped this up with what I had on hand. Notice it required no produce prep. :) You could replace some of the spices with fresh ingredients like onion, garlic and some peppers but I just didn’t have it in me. I wanted something uber convenient and this took a whopping 15 minutes to prepare. You can’t beat that!

So as always, take the idea and run with it! :) I’m totally please with how it came out. Taco-ish Soup with Couscous and Avocado

Toppings

  • 1 avocado cut into slices (about 25g for each serving)
  • 3/4 oz fancy shredded mexican cheese blend (about 5g for each serving)

Place all the ingredients in a pot except avocado and cheese. Bring to a bowl. Then cover and reduce to a simmer. Simmer for about 10 minute until couscous is soft.

Scoop into 4 bowls (each about a cup) top with avocado slices and cheese.

Note: this is the first time I’ve eaten avocado like this and I have to admit it was AWESOME! Produce Pick coming soon on the awesome fruit I was avoiding for some reason. :)

Note x2: Here are two more pics. I couldn’t decide so I let the toddler. He picked the main was as the “best”. :)

Note x3: Can you also tell I didn’t know what to call it?

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Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
4 Just over 1 cup with 25g avocado and 5g cheese
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
240 10g 10g old: 4 new: 6
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
6g 2g 32g 9g
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10 Comments and 0 Replies

  1. Krista S.

    I’ve never tried whole wheat cous cous, but finally found some at one of the local stores here. As for the photos, I like the one in the lower right the best! Your pics always rock.

  2. Jan

    Yum, yum, yum, I just made this for dinner and it is awesome I couldn’t find a ripe avocado so I am having mine with cornbread.

  3. Bonnie

    Roni–I made this soup last week and it’s delicious. I didn’t have any kidney beans, however, so I used black beans….and…I forgot to drain and rinse them. What is the purpose of draining and rinsing? By not doing so, did I add extra points to this dish? I love avacado, but just hadn’t been in the habit of buying it, and I am really enjoying it in this soup. Thank you….again, for the great recipe! You amaze me how you come up with all these wonderful flavors.

  4. roni

    The draining is to reduce the sodium it’s mostly found in the liquid. SO I ditch it. The NI should be affected much.
    Glad you liked it!

  5. Tira

    Yummy is all I have to say! I have had this about 15 times in just a couple of weeks. Easy to stay on track with something like this! Thanks

  6. Erica

    I made this after you posted it a while back & I remember loving it, so I added it to my meal plan for this week. It is cooking on the stove now!!! If the family likes it it will get added to the rotation regularly because it is so quick & easy!!! IF nothing else I’ll make it for me for lunch!!!

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