nutritional information

Per Bowl (3/4 cup couscous, 1/2 cup broccoli, and 3 Tbs. sauce):

  • Calories: 372
  • Protein: 13 g
  • Total Fat: 15 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 56 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 134 mg
  • Fiber: 13 g
  • Sugar: 3 g

Israeli Couscous and Broccoli Bowl

Serves 4

30 minutes or fewer

If you can’t find Israeli couscous for this colorful dinner, substitute orzo pasta.
  • 1 ½ Tbs. olive oil
  • 1 Tbs. tomato paste
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped (1 cup)
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 jarred roasted red peppers, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced (1 tsp.)
  • ½ tsp. smoked paprika
  • ½ cup loosely packed parsley leaves
  • ¼ cup blanched almonds
  • ½ Tbs. balsamic vinegar
Couscous and Broccoli
  • 1 ½ cups whole-wheat Israeli couscous
  • 1 lb. broccoli, chopped into 1-inch florets
  • 1 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1 Tbs. lemon juice

1. To make Sauce: Heat oil in saucepan over medium-high heat. Add tomato paste, and sauté 30 seconds. Add onion and salt, and sauté 10 minutes. Add red peppers, garlic, and paprika; cook 5 minutes. Transfer to food processor, and purée with parsley, almonds, and vinegar.

2. To make Couscous and Broccoli: cook couscous according to package directions.

3. Steam broccoli 5 minutes, or until tender. Toss with oil and lemon juice in bowl. Divide couscous among bowls. Top with broccoli, then 3 Tbs. Sauce.

September 2013 p.34

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I used red pepper and garlic Asian paste in place of peppers,garlic and salt. Seasoned rice vinega4 in place of balsamic.Also added chopped parsley. It might also be good with some blàck olives, feta and basil to take it in a more Mediterranean direction (as substitute flavors).

ADRIAN MCKEE - 2015-06-15 08:55:49

This was just OK. Instead of jarred peppers i had a jar of hot pepper spread which i used a TBLS of. It added a little kick , which was good. Sauce was more like a paste so I added more vinegar, water and some oil. It still didn't really thin out but I was able to stir it in a bit. Flavors were OK but just seemed like it needed something. I tried soy sauce but that didn't really seem to fit. Overall this was quick and easy. If I could figure out what to add to really make it work I would probably make it again.

Leanne Paquette - 2014-04-05 11:36:47

I thought the sauce was too thick for the couscous, and a bit bland. The broccoli flavor didn't go well either.

Sarah Mikkelsen - 2013-10-18 00:01:47

I had to use orzo pasta so I was worried that the pasta would just end up sticking together. I mixed the sauce into the orzo with a bit of pasta water to loosen it up. I also roasted my own bell pepper instead of buying jarred and felt the sauce needed more vinegar. Overall the dish was tasty, quick, and pretty cheap to make.

Sarah Aichele - 2013-09-20 18:40:42