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Mushroom & Spinach Couscous

I am a huge fan of couscous and an even bigger fan of changing it up each time we make it.  For Mushroom, Spinach & Herb Couscous, I add diced fresh mushrooms, and sliced scallions to the cooking water, along with a tablespoon of olive oil, a teaspoon of fine chopped fresh lemony thyme, and about a 1/2 teaspoon of Mrs. Dash Garlic & Herb seasoning.

CouscousWhen the water comes to a boil, stir in the couscous, cover the pot and remove from the heat for 5 minutes.

Fluff the couscous with a fork and gently fold in a couple of handfuls of fresh spinach leaves.  Return the lid and allow the spinach to wilt for a few minutes before serving.  Add salt & pepper to taste.

Mushroom, Spinach & Herb Couscous you can be my sidekick any day!!

 

Mushroom, Spinach & Herb Couscous
 
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 cup couscous
  • 3 oz. fresh mushrooms, diced
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp. fresh lemony thyme, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbl. olive oil
  • ½ tsp. Mrs. Dash Garlic & Herb seasoning
  • 2 handfuls fresh spinach leaves, stems trimmed
  • salt & pepper
Instructions
  1. In a medium sauce pan, add 1¼ cups water, mushrooms, scallions, thyme, olive oil, and Mrs. Dash seasoning and bring to a boil.
  2. Remove from heat, stir in couscous, cover and allow to rest for 5 minutes.
  3. Fluff couscous with a fork and gently stir in fresh spinach. Cover and allow spinach to wilt before serving, 3-4 minutes. Season with salt & pepper to taste.

 

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