Friday, January 22, 2010

Taking Sides

I have stumbled upon a perfect side dish that magically matches up with almost any meal. I have paired it with grilled steaks and chicken breasts, steamed fish, roasted shrimp, lamb kabobs, and even just gobbled it all by itself on a few nights that I was home alone. It is as simple as sauteing some onions and garlic, bringing some broth to a boil, and tossing in a few other standard ingredients. Sounds too good to be true? Not at all. Trust me. You will never need to Take Sides against Spinach Parmesan Couscous On Your Plate.

1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cups chicken broth
3 cups fresh spinach, chopped
1 cup couscous
3/4 cup fresh Parmesan cheese, grated
2 tablespoons lemon juice (if desired)
kosher salt (to taste)
fresh ground black pepper (to taste)

In a saucepan, saute onion and garlic in olive oil until tender.
Add the broth and bring to a boil.
Stir in the chopped spinach and cook just until wilted.
Add couscous; stir to combine.
Cover, remove pan from heat, and let stand 5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
Fluff with a fork.
Add Parmesan cheese; stir to combine.
Add lemon juice (if desired), salt and pepper to taste. (Serves 4)


  1. Yum!! I'll bet P would love that. On my to-try-soon list.

  2. Good to see that you are back. I love couscous and have it in the pantry all the time........this sounds like something my Hubby would like as well.

    Sandy in Winner


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