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Nutty Couscous with Raisins and Vegetables

Jami Nolen, Nutrition Program Associate

February 26, 2012


Here is a quick side dish that contains all of the major food groups – whole grains, vegetables, fruits and protein. Talk about healthy! The best part is that it takes 15 minutes or less to prepare and the leftovers make a fabulous lunch!



4 servings



  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 cups broccoli florets
  • 1/2 cup green onions, sliced
  • 1/2 cup chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cups whole wheat couscous
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • salt and pepper to taste



  1. Wash hands and surfaces.
  2. Bring water to boil, add raisins and broccoli.
  3. Once broccoli is tender add green onions, chickpeas, couscous and almonds. Turn off heat, cover and let sit for 5 minutes.
  4. Remove cover and fluff with a fork, adding salt and pepper to taste.


Nutrition Information

Calories: 330
Total fat: 7 g
Sodium: 100 mg
Carbohydrates: 58 g
Fiber: 9 g
Sugar: 16 g
Protein: 11 g


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