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.
The whole family loved it!..Used fresh spinach, feta and romano cheese, added strips of zucchini and yellow squash and walnuts. Sauteed chicken chunks first with the onion and garlic and threw in water instead of the broth. Fantastic!
This was excellent!! Can't wait to make it again.
This is a very tasty side dish. I added swiss cheese inside for an added cheesy flavor.
I made this tonight,to go with the smoked Turkey my hubby made on the grill. The only thing I changed was I added some fresh mushrooms, I needed to use. I used Israelis couscous, cuz I find the other kind very dry and I don't care for the texture. The mushrooms added such a depth of flavor. I did not add the nuts, not a fan of nuts in my food. Now I have to see how my honey likes it. I will keep you posted on his comments. Thanks for posting.
Excellent recipe. Fast to prepare. Only added more lemon juice. Exceptionally bright flavors. This is a repeat.
i love coucous and am looking for more ways to eat spinach. this recipe was perfect. it was easy to make and tasted great (even with just plain nuts, not toasted). thanks!