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White Beans and Veggies with Couscous

 White Beans and Veggies with Couscous
Our taste testers loved the simplicity and full-flavors of this meatless entree from Heather Savage of Wood River Junction, Rhode Island. With its variety in taste and texture, we can see why her family lists it as their favorite!
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium zucchini, quartered lengthwise and thinly sliced
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (15 ounces) white kidney or cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • COUSCOUS:
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup uncooked couscous

Directions

  • In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add zucchini,
  • onion and garlic; cook and stir 3-5 minutes or until zucchini is
  • crisp-tender.
  • Stir in beans, tomatoes and seasonings; bring to a boil. Reduce heat;
  • simmer, uncovered, 3-4 minutes or until slightly thickened and

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White Beans and Veggies with Couscous (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • zucchini is tender, stirring occasionally.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine water, butter and salt; bring
  • to a boil. Stir in couscous. Remove from heat; let stand, covered, 5
  • minutes or until water is absorbed. Fluff with a fork. Serve bean
  • mixture with couscous. Yield: 4 servings.
Freeze option: Freeze cooled bean mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little water if necessary.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup bean mixture with 3/4 cup couscous equals 350 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 521 mg sodium, 60 g carbohydrate, 9 g fiber, 13 g protein.
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