One-Pot Carrot and Broccoli Couscous

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This vegetarian-friendly dish requires just a few easy steps, but yields a flavorful meal.

One-Pan Meals Made Easy

For a satisfyingly simple meal, look no further than our One-Pot Carrot and Broccoli Couscous. This vegetarian-friendly dish requires just a few easy steps and yields a deliciously filling and flavorful meal. You only need one pot to whip up this fabulous dish. It’s a stress-free meal with minimal cleanup. What’s better than that?

This recipe combines clean, nutrient-rich ingredients like broccoli florets and chopped carrots with a wholesome starch: whole-wheat couscous. The fiber-rich produce paired with low-glycemic couscous will supply a steady release of energy and keep you full for hours. Simply cook the veggies, add the couscous, wait ten minutes, and voila! Your aromatic dinner is ready to be savored.

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One-Pot Carrot and Broccoli Couscous

This couscous dish is a satisfying bite of wholesome foods with fresh flavors.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Yield 4 people
Serving Size 1 cup
Course Lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine Universal
Author SkinnyMs.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup carrots thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup onions chopped
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 1/3 cups chicken broth or vegetable, low-sodium
  • 1 1/2 cups broccoli florets
  • 2/3 cup couscous
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher or sea salt more to taste

Instructions

  • Add olive oil to the bottom of a saucepan over medium heat. Add onions and carrots and cook for 5 to 8 minutes, or until onions are translucent and carrots slightly tenders. Add garlic and cook for additional 30 seconds. Add broth and bring to a boil.
  • Add broccoli and cook for 2 to 3 minutes until fork tender, but still bright green. Remove from heat.
  • Stir in couscous, cover, and allow to sit for 10 minutes for couscous to absorb liquid.
  • Fluff with fork and enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 163kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 191mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 6
Keywords Budget-Friendly, Quick and Easy, Vegetarian

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11 Comments

  1. easy to follow and super fast recipe. I added cumin powder and coriander powder. topped with grilled halloumi slices. A recipe that i will make again. Thumbs up

  2. Great recipe!! Definitely will be making again. I doubled the recipe so I would have leftovers for lunch the next day. My kids even got seconds! Parent win : )

    1. Hey Sarah,
      We love to hear that! So glad you and your family enjoyed it! Smart thinking on the leftovers, too! 😉

      1. Thanks much for the reply, Nicole — as long as it works with any vegetable, I’m going for sugar snap peas, woo hoo!

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