Veggies and Couscous

"Healthy, attractive, easy and quick b/c it uses the microwave. Fits a busy empty nester life style:)"
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  • In a 1 quart microwave safe casserole stir together broth, carrot, red pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and bottled hot pepper sauce.
  • Microwave, covered, on 100% for 2 to 3 minutes or until carrots are just tender, stirring once.
  • Stir in spinach, couscous, and lemon juice.
  • Cook, covered, on high for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes more or until spinach is just wilted and couscous has absorbed liquid. Stir in tomatoes, Parmesan, and cilantro.
  • Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
  • Let stand, covered, 1 minute or until cheese is melted.

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  1. loof751
    Outstanding! Easy to make, quick, and healthy - you can't beat that! I used fresh chopped parsley instead of the cilantro. This made 2 generous servings and we loved it - thanks for sharing the recipe! Made for the Best of 2011 event, recommended by mersaydees
  2. mersaydees
    This is my kind of dish. Love couscous -- love veggies! This is fast and tasty. Thanks, WiGal, for a new favorite. Made for Make My Recipe Reunion tag game.
  3. I'mPat
    I made as directing just omitting the hot pepper sauce and this was the first time we have had couscous but it certainly won't be the last. I served it with The Flying Chef recipe recipe #351666. Thank you WiGal for a great simple and easy to make and tasty recipe.
  4. AmandaInOz
    Five stars for a very quick, easy and healthy meal! I didn't have any onion powder, so I used some minced red onion, and instead of dried cilantro, I used fresh. Yummy! Thanks WiGal! Made for ZWT 4.
  5. bmcnichol
    This was good and easy to make. I followed the recipe as written other then I didn't add the lemon juice as I am not a fan. I liked that it was cooked in the microwave. My kids weren't fond of it but hubby and I enjoyed it.



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