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Spiced Butternut Squash Couscous

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10 servings, 1 cup each

Butternut squash is the star of this Healthy Living couscous recipe, but chickpeas, raisins and slivered almonds have strong supporting roles.

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  • Heat oil in large saucepan on medium-high heat. Add onions; cook 4 min. or until crisp-tender, stirring frequently. Add garlic and spices; cook and stir 1 min. Add squash, chickpeas, tomatoes, broth and raisins; stir. Cover; simmer on medium-low heat 15 to 20 min. or until squash is tender.
  • Meanwhile, bring water to boil in medium saucepan. Add couscous; cover. Remove from heat; let stand until ready to use.
  • Fluff couscous with fork; spoon onto platter. Top with squash mixture and nuts.

How to Toast Nuts

Toasting nuts adds crunch and intensifies their flavor. To toast nuts in the oven, spread nuts in single layer in shallow baking pan. Bake at 350°F for 8 to 10 min. or until golden brown, stirring occasionally. To toast nuts on the stovetop, place nuts in ungreased skillet. Cook on medium heat until golden brown, stirring frequently. To toast nuts in the microwave, place up to 1 cup of nuts in a microwaveable shallow dish. Microwave on HIGH until fragrant and crisp, stirring every 30 sec.


Substitute 1-3/4 cups water for the chicken broth.


  • 10 servings, 1 cup each

Healthy Living

  • Good source of fiber
  • Good source of vitamin A or C
  • Generally Nutritious
  • Diabetes Center

Diabetes Center

  • Carb Choices: 2-1/2 Carb Choice

Diet Exchange

  • 2-1/2 Starch
  • 1/2 Fat

Nutrition Bonus

This sensational side dish is rich in vitamin A from the squash. And as a bonus, the squash also teams up with the couscous and other vegetables for a good source of fiber.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 10 servings, 1 cup each
Calories 230
Total fat 4.5g
Saturated fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 150mg
Carbohydrate 41g
Dietary fiber 6g
Sugars 8g
Protein 8g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 90 %DV
Vitamin C 15 %DV
Calcium 6 %DV
Iron 10 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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