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Pomegranate Walnut Couscous

December 3, 2009

Couscous is a miracle side dish.  These tiny little pasta flecks should be a pantry staple.  The cooking can be done in the microwave, and your side dish can hit the table in literally 6 minutes.  Plus, the result feels so exotic while actually being not so exotic.

I think it’s all in the name.  Afterall, couscous is just the same stuff as elbow macaroni.  But somehow, I am quite certain, if I served this dish up with macaroni instead of couscous, the Omnivore would not have had this same comment at dinner time, “I could eat this every day for lunch.”

Yes.  He speaks in bold.

This dish reminds me of the time I made red wine spaghetti. Just thought I’d throw that in there.

Pomegranate Walnut Couscous (4 modest servings)
1 cup whole wheat couscous
4 oz pomegranate juice (POM brand!)
4 oz water
2 scallions, sliced
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 tsp salt

Heat juice and water until boiling.  Stir in cous cous.  Remove from heat and cover.  Let stand 5 minutes.  Fluff with fork and stir in walnuts and scallions.  Add salt.

Calories 248.2
Total Fat 6.8 g
Saturated Fat 0.6 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4.3 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.8 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 9.7 mg
Potassium 127.9 mg
Total Carbohydrate 6.5 g
Dietary Fiber 0.9 g
Sugars 4.8 g
Protein 7.8 g

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  1. December 3, 2009 8:24 am

    That looks seriously awesome! Too bad DH doesn’t like walnuts OR couscous. I guess that means if I make it I can have it for lunches all for myself!

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