I made this last week as a complete experiment. I thought it came out alright but not great. Until… I ate it cold! Then I feel in love! The sweet couscous with the bite of cilantro, fresh summer squash and creamy feta? YUM!
The husband wasn’t game but I had a friend come over and try it. She thought it was tasty and loved the cilantro. I think I may need to start cooking for others. ;)
The only thing I think I’ll do differently next time is a bit more feta. I’m not too sure I used enough. I’ll post exactly how I made it and if you give it a try you can always bump up the feta.
- Half of a sweet onion
- 1 medium yellow squash (You could always use a zucchini too!)
- 1/2 cup of whole wheat couscous uncooked (I use RiceSelect )
- 5 oz of Pomegranate Juice
- About 1/2 cup fresh cilantro chopped
- 1/4 cup (34g) crumbled Feta
Heat a medium-sized pot over medium heat and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Add the onion and sauté until browning.
Once the onion is brown, add the yellow squash and cook for a few minutes.
Add the dry couscous and Pom juice. It should almost immediately come to a boil. Stir, remove from heat and cover. Here’s what it looks like just before covering.
While the couscous is cooking, prepare the cilantro and weigh out the feta.
After 5 minutes the couscous should have soaked up the pom juice. uncover, add the the cilantro and feta.
You could eat it warm but I preferred it chilled. :)
|Servings||Amt per Serving|
|3||1/3 of recipe|
|190||3g||4g||old: 3||new: 5|
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