Israeli Couscous With Asparagus Recipe

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Israeli Couscous With Asparagus
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  1. To cook asparagus place water in a medium saucepan; bring water to a boil. Add asparagus, and cook 2 minutes or just until crisp-tender; drain. Place asparagus in ice water 1 minute; drain. Set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; sauté 3 to 4 minutes or until tender. Stir in chicken broth and salt; bring to a boil. Add couscous; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and cook 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in asparagus, black pepper, red bell pepper and cashews. Cook an additional 3 to 5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 161.77 Kcal (677 kJ)
Calories from fat 29.02 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.22g 5%
Sodium 379.85mg 16%
Potassium 233.28mg 5%
Total Carbs 27.29g 9%
Sugars 1.92g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2.8g 11%
Protein 5.63g 11%
Vitamin C 15mg 25%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 7%
Iron 4.8mg 27%
Calcium 35.2mg 4%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 71.44 Kcal (299 kJ)
Calories from fat 12.82 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.42g 5%
Sodium 167.75mg 16%
Potassium 103.02mg 5%
Total Carbs 12.05g 9%
Sugars 0.85g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1.24g 11%
Protein 2.49g 11%
Vitamin C 6.6mg 25%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 7%
Iron 2.1mg 27%
Calcium 15.5mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 2.9
  • 4

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • cholesterol free

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