Thursday, March 29, 2012

Couscous with Lime Sauce

Austin cooked again, and he’s getting good at it!  He’s always been good at grilling (can’t wait for summer), but he’s never been one for following recipes.  It was a simple recipe, but it made a delicious light meal.

We then marinated chicken with a sun-dried tomato Kraft dressing/marinade and cooked it at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes to put over the couscous.

Couscous with Lime Sauce
(adapted from the Weight Watchers New Complete Cookbook)

1 ½ cups water
1 cup couscous
1 tsp olive oil
½ tsp salt
½ pack of frozen veggies that includes pepper strips—red, green, yellow— and onions (or you could use fresh, red pepper strips and scallions.  You know I do very poorly with using fresh veggies in time, so frozen is normally the way I go)
1 carrot, chopped
¼ cup lime juice
2 tbs dried parsley (¼  cup finely chopped fresh parsley)
¼ tsp pepper

In a medium saucepan, bring water to boil; add couscous, oil and salt.  Remove from heat; couscous will cook within 5 minutes.

In large microwave safe bowl, microwave frozen veggies until not frozen/warm.  Add carrots, lime juice, parsley, and pepper.  Add couscous; toss to combine. 

Top with chicken.  Serve and enjoy.  Serves 6; 3 points each.  

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