- 2 cups water
- 1 cup uncooked pearl (Israeli) couscous
- 2 medium carrots, sliced
- 1 plum tomato, chopped
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 2 cans (19 ounces each) ready-to-serve tomato soup
- 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- Shredded Parmesan cheese
- In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil. Stir in the couscous, carrots, tomato, onion and garlic. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10-15 minutes or until tender and water is absorbed. Stir in the remaining ingredients; heat through. Sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 5 servings.
Reviews for Vegetarian Polka Dot Stew
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This recipe took seconds to make and is delicious. I couldn't believe how good and healthy it was. My husband said he liked it better the next day after the flavors married a bit. Any time I can get my husband to eat and like a vegetarian meal, is a battle won on healthy vs. husband :)
This recipe is good. I cooked it in a slow cooker by putting all the ingredients in except the couscous and water. I doubled the beans and added two 14.5 oz cans of diced tomatoes. The cooked couscous was added later.
I cook for a family of four twice a week... they seriously ask me to make it at least one of the nights EVERY WEEK! haha! this recipe is easy and always turns out perfect for me.
i make sure to use "pearled" cous cous every time to make it more polka-dot-like.
Excellent meal for a weeknight. To up the appeal for my (decidedly non-vegetarian) husband, I served this over roughly crushed tortilla chips. The fresh-grated parmesan cheese over the top is a perfect finishing touch.
Enjoyed this stew, but there is likely enough salt from the tomato soup that you don't need to add more. I used chicken broth to cook the couscous, so it was not vegetarian (but nice an rich) at our house. The children all enjoyed this stew as well the adults.