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Stewed Zucchini with Couscous

Tiffiny Felix
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Dish, vegetarian
Servings 6 cups

Ingredients
  

  • 4 small zucchini each about 6 inches long, halved length-wise, and cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1 small onion diced (about 1 cup)
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt divided
  • 3 cloves garlic pressed
  • 1 can diced tomatoes drained well and juice reserved
  • 1 14.5 oz can cannelloni beans or other white beans
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup uncooked couscous
  • fresh shredded Parmesan cheese

Instructions
 

  • Spray a large pot with non-stick spray. Heat over medium-high heat for 2 minutes and then reduce the heat to medium.
  • Add the onion, zucchini, and 1/2 teaspoon salt to the pan and cook until the vegetables have started to soften, 4-6 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 10 seconds.
  • Add the tomatoes, beans, red pepper flakes, oregano, thyme, basil, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring often.
  • Add enough water or chicken broth to the reserved tomato juice to bring the measurement to 3/4 cup. Add the juice and vinegar to the pot and bring it to a strong simmer (it won't really boil). Add the couscous, stirring it in well. Cover the pot, remove it from the heat, and let it sit undisturbed for 5 minutes. Fluff it with a fork or chopsticks (my tool of choice) before serving. Serve with Parmesan cheese.

Notes

This recipe makes about 6 cups. Each cup = 141.5 cal/0.2 g fat/5.8 g fiber/2 WW points; 1 1/2 cups = 212.3 cal/0.4 g fat/8.7 g fiber/3 WW points
Keyword couscous, sides, zucchini