1 small-medium onion, diced
1 large red bell pepper, coarsely chopped
1 small-medium tart apple (i.e., Granny Smith), coarsely chopped
3/4 cup apple juice
1 cup dry couscous (I used plain, but whole wheat would be great!)
1 chicken bouillon cube (can be omitted for vegetarian option)
Heat oil in a large skillet or dutch oven. Add onion and red pepper to skillet and cook until pretty soft (5 minutes or so). Add a healthy sprinkle of ground ginger and garlic powder (as much or as little as you like), and cook another minute longer. Add water, apple juice, and the chicken bouillon cube (which will dissolve) and allow to boil. Stir in apple and couscous, cover, remove from heat and let sit for 5 minutes. Fluff couscous before serving.
Makes 6 servings.
7.2 g fat
0 mg cholesterol
110 mg sodium
33.1 g carbohydrates (2 g fiber, 9 g sugar)
4.6 g protein
The next time I make this, I will add some halved grape tomatoes in the final step with the couscous and apple. Very good!!