A perfect compliment to the Moroccan Spice Meatloaf or Honey Lavender Chicken, this simple couscous recipe is both healthy and delicious. Couscous itself only takes about 10 minutes to prepare but we spice it up a little with toasted pine nuts, shallots and cinnamon, Healthy On You Saffron Salt and then garnish with lots of parsley. Whole wheat couscous can be found at most markets including Trader Joes or Whole Foods.
Heat a large sauce pan over medium-low heat, add 2 tbsp. of the olive oil and pine nuts. As the oil heats up stir the pine nuts to make sure they are coated with the oil. Cook, watching carefully as they can burn quickly if your stove is too high. As the pine nuts start to turn golden, quickly remove them from the pan and into a small bowl lined with paper towels to drain the oil. Set aside.
Add the remaining 2 tbsp. olive oil to the pan and add the minced shallots. Cook for 3 minutes until translucent. Add in the saffron salt, and cinnamon and stir to combine, then add the chicken stock and bring to a boil. Remove the pan from the heat and mix in the couscous, stir, cover and remove from heat. Let the couscous mixture rest with the cover on for 5 minutes. Fluff with fork so that each individual granule of couscous is separated from each other. Transfer the couscous to a bowl, add in the nuts, parsley and toss well.
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Healthy On You Recipes and cooking tips by Samantha Binkley. Many of these recipes use Samantha's 100% Organic Spice Blends that take the guess work out of cooking.