Sunday, April 3, 2011

Zucchini-Olive Couscous

Here it is....the recipe you didn't know you are dying to have!!  I prepared this recipe for our community group this week with a bit of trepidation. We have a few adventurous eaters in our group and a few non-adventurous eaters.  I tend to be on the FAR side of adventurous so I don't always trust my own judgement when picking out something for the not-so.  Thankfully this dish seemed to be a hit for most and sadly we didn't have much leftover!  I was looking forward to eating it for the rest of the week!  I liked it so much that I bought the ingredients again during our weekend grocery trip.

So without further ado...

Zucchini-Olive Couscous

2 garlic cloves, minced
1 T. olive oil
3 cup chicken broth
1 cup green olives, cut up
3 medium zucchini, halved lengthwise & thinly sliced
1 10-oz package plain couscous
2 tsp lemon zest
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 cup sliced green onion
2 T sniped fresh parsley

In a large saucepan (try one with taller sides if you have it) heat olive oil and cook garlic for 1 minute.  Add broth and olives and bring it to a boil.  Once it is boiling stir in your zucchini, couscous, lemon zest and pepper.  Cover and take it off of the heat.  Let it stand for at least 5 minutes.

To serve stir in your green onions and parsley!

This is SO easy and SO yummy.  If you aren't in the habit of making couscous with chicken broth give it a try.  I usually use water but the chicken broth just takes it to another level and adds a little dimension to the flavour of the dish.  This was hearty and light and I paired it with the fabulous Goat-Cheese Chicken Sandwiches from last week.  It's also really colorful and brightens your plate of food regardless of what you serve it with!

Later this week I'll share the chimmichurri burgers we made last week and pictures from my first race ever!!  I also wanted to say Hello to all my new readers!!  I can't wait to get to know you all!!  Thanks for following and I hope you enjoy our story!

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Olivia said...

That sounds so yummy! I've been looking for good veggie recipes. I think I'll link to you tomorrow on my "10 Top Recipes" post!

karen@somewhatquirky said...

Sounds delicious! I pinned this and will by the groceries today! I think the olives will make this really tasty. said...

This looks really good, so glad I found your blog! I'm a new follower and would love to have you stop by my new blog and follow, too. My first link party/give-away is running now through Saturday night. I'd love to have you share this!

Olah Momma! said...

This sounds so yummy, would love to make soon!

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