Buttercup Squash and Couscous Recipe

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This holiday season, take the stress out of cooking and make recipes that are easy to prepare
Buttercup Squash and Couscous Recipe

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This holiday season, take the stress out of cooking and make recipes that are easy to prepare and perfectly delicious at room temperature. My recipe for Butternut Squash Couscous Salad is the perfect side dish for your holiday meal and so simple to prepare!

349
Calories Per Serving
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Ingredients

  • 2 Cups diced buttercup squash
  • Olive oil
  • 1/2 Teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 Cup chicken stock
  • 1 Cup dry instant couscous
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 Cup chicken stock
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, sliced in halves
  • 2 Tablespoons scallions, thinly sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Teaspoons kosher salt
  • Fresh cracked black pepper, to taste

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Roast the butternut squash at 375 degrees with a drizzle of olive oil and 1 teaspoon of salt until fork tender for about 20 minutes.

In a small saucepot, boil the stock and salt. Then, add the couscous. Stir in the salt and butter. Turn the heat off, close the saucepot with lid and set aside. After 5 minutes, take the lid off the couscous and fluff with a fork.

Once the butternut squash has slightly cooled, toss it in with the hot couscous. Toss in the cherry tomatoes, scallions, olive oil, lemon juice, 1 teaspoon of salt and pepper. Serve warm or room temperature.
 

Buttercup Squash Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age.

Buttercup Squash Cooking Tip

Different vegetables have different cooking times – cook each type separately and then combine.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
12g
19%
Sugar
6g
N/A
Saturated Fat
5g
24%
Cholesterol
19mg
6%
Protein
11g
21%
Carbs
49g
16%
Vitamin A
88µg
10%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
10%
Vitamin C
25mg
41%
Vitamin D
0.1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
1mg
7%
Vitamin K
18µg
23%
Calcium
52mg
5%
Fiber
5g
18%
Folate (food)
31µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
31µg
8%
Iron
1mg
8%
Magnesium
36mg
9%
Monounsaturated
6g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
4mg
20%
Phosphorus
132mg
19%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
436mg
12%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
9.4%
Sodium
799mg
33%
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
10%
Trans
0.2g
N/A
Zinc
0.7mg
4.7%

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