Prep 30 mins
Cook 5 mins
Colorful and a delicious side dish or main dish.
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can chicken broth
- 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach
- 1 (10 ounce) package couscous
- 3⁄4 cup fresh grated parmesan cheese
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- salt (to taste)
- fresh ground pepper (to taste)
- 1⁄2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
- In a saucepan, cook and stir onion and garlic in hot oil until tender.
- Add the broth and spinach; cook and stir frequently until the spinach thaws.
- Bring mixture to a boil and stir occasionally.
- Add in couscous; stir to combine.
- Cover, remove pan from heat, and let stand 5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
- Add remaining ingredients; stir to combine.
- Serve immediately.
I love couscous and was excited to try a new version. I'm glad I did, because this is delicious.
I did make some changes - extra clove of garlic, vege stock instead of chicken, fresh baby spinach, pine nuts instead of pecans and I added some fresh basil at the end.
My husband went crazy over this! We love couscous to begin with, and love spinach, so the two mixed together with the garlic and onions and pecans was just delicious! I used fresh spinach instead of frozen - so I used two Dole bags of fresh baby spinach (6oz each) so it cooked down to about the same size as a 10oz frozen package. Just a note, when toasting your pecans, make sure to keep an close eye on them. They can burn pretty quickly if you don't be careful, which I learned the hard way. Loved the nuttiness this added to the dish though. We will definitely be making this again!
What a fantastic side dish. I served this with fish last night and we loved it. I almost skipped the pecans but decieded to use and am so glad I did, they add a nice nuttyness to the dish. (duh...lol) My kids ate alot of this, and I loved seeing them eat the spinach. Thank you so much for the great side, we will make again.