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    Spiced Butternut Squash Stew W/ Couscous

    Spiced Butternut Squash Stew W/ Couscous. Photo by White Rose Child

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    55 mins

    15 mins

    40 mins

    little_wing's Note:

    Nice, filling fall soup. Posted for ZWT!

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    1. 1
      Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
    2. 2
      Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft and golden, about 10 minutes.
    3. 3
      Add the garlic, tomatoes, and spices and cook until the cinnamon stick unfurls and the tomatoes are cooked down, about 3 minutes.
    4. 4
      Add the squash, chickpeas, broth, lemon zest, and raisins and bring to a simmer.
    5. 5
      Cook, partially covered, until the squash is fork tender, about 25 minutes.
    6. 6
      Stir in the spinach and cook until wilted, about 3 minutes.
    7. 7
      Add the lemon juice and season, to taste.
    8. 8
      Meanwhile, make the couscous.
    9. 9
      Bring the broth to a boil with the salt and pepper in a small saucepan.
    10. 10
      Stir in the couscous, pull the saucepan off the heat, cover, and set aside until the water has been absorbed and the couscous is plump, about 5 minutes.
    11. 11
      Fluff the couscous with a fork and mound it in 4 soup bowls.
    12. 12
      Spoon some butternut squash stew over each portion, top with almonds, and serve.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 07, 2009


      Wow! I followed the recipe to a T with the exception of using a 10 oz. box of frozen chopped spinach, which I thawed then added. It was so good - the spices were perfectly balanced with the sweet raisins and slight spice of the red pepper. The smell was wonderful as it cooked. My husband usually does not like meatless dishes, but he actually had some of this and really liked it. It was great to have on hand for leftovers as it reheated well. Mine looked just like the picture, too. Thanks!!

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    • on March 11, 2008


      I really love this. I've made another stew, a moroccan one, quite a lot like it, but the addition of squash is fab! I almost doubled the spices, and instead of using chicken broth, just tossed in a bit of marjoram, sage and thyme with the couscous. Thanks a lot! Made for Please Review tag.

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    Nutritional Facts for Spiced Butternut Squash Stew W/ Couscous

    Serving Size: 1 (758 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 665.4
    Calories from Fat 166
    Total Fat 18.5 g
    Saturated Fat 2.5 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 680.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 110.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 14.8 g
    Sugars 17.9 g
    Protein 22.7 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    canned plum tomatoes

    lemon zest

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