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  • Couscous With Carrots, Walnuts, and Raisins

This quick-cooking grain dish has a touch of sweet and nutty flavors to go with most main dishes

Recipe Source: Deliciously Healthy Dinners
Prep time Cook time Yields Serving Size
5 minutes 12 minutes 4 servings ½ C couscous
Photograph of the completed recipe.
  • 1 C couscous (try whole-wheat couscous)

  • 1 tsp olive oil

  • 2 Tbsp walnuts, coarsely chopped

  • ¼ tsp salt

  • ⅛ tsp black pepper

  • ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon

  • 1⅓ C water

  • 2 Tbsp raisins

  • ½ C carrots, rinsed, peeled, and shredded or thinly sliced; cut in half

4 g
Total fat
0 g
Saturated fat
0 mg
155 mg
3 g
Total fiber
6 g
39 g
168 mg


  • 1
    In a 4-quart saucepan over medium heat, cook and stir couscous, olive oil, walnuts, salt, pepper, and spice just until couscous begins to brown.

  • 2
    Slowly add water, then raisins and carrots.  Cover.  Bring to a boil over high heat. 

  • 3
    Remove from the heat, and let stand for 10 minutes.

  • 4
    Fluff with a fork.  Serve immediately.

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