Butternut Squash With Cumin Couscous

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 40 mins

from Real Simple magazine

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Halve and peel the squash.
  2. Remove the seeds and cut the squash into 1-inch chunks.
  3. Heat the oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat.
  4. Add the onion and cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Add the garlic, cayenne, cinnamon, nutmeg, and 1/2 teaspoon of the cumin and cook for 1 minute.
  6. Stir in the squash, tomatoes, raisins, broth, chickpeas, and 1 1/2 teaspoons of the salt. Bring to a boil.
  7. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes.
  8. Uncover and cook until the squash is tender, 15 to 20 minutes.
  9. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, bring 1 1/2 cups water and the remaining cumin and salt to a boil.
  10. Stir in the couscous.
  11. Cover, remove from heat, and let stand for 5 to 10 minutes.
  12. Fluff with a fork.
  13. Divide the couscous among individual bowls and ladle the squash over the top.
  14. Sprinkle with the parsley and almonds.


Most Helpful

Excellent excellent dish! One of the best couscous dishes on RecipeZaar (in my humble opinion) - and we LOVE couscous and have tried MANY variations :) We served this with Recipe #86753, allowing each person to choose either the butternut sauce or the butter sauce. Otherwise it was served with a slotted spoon seperate from the couscous. Thanks for posting!

Peachie Keene October 08, 2009

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