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Low Carb Israeli “Couscous” with Peas, Herbs & Feta

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My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

Calories 137
Protein 10g
Fat 5g
Carbs 14g
Total Time 15 minutes

If you’re keeping carbs low these days, here’s my take on one of my favorite Israeli couscous salad mixes!  Swap out the wheat couscous for cauliflower, then add peas and fresh herbs for a lighter, yet delicious vegetable side dish for your meal prep.

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Low Carb Israeli “Couscous” with Peas, Herbs & Feta

Ingredients

Low Carb Israeli Couscous with Peas & Mint

Ingredients for 5 servings

  • 1 tablespoon butter (OR olive oil)
  • 1/2 cup chopped (white) onion
  • 1 1/2 lb cauliflower pearls or crumbles (about 1 large head of cauliflower)
  • 6 tablespoons low sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup feta crumble (OR goat cheese crumble)
  • 1/4 cup chopped mint (or more/less to taste)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped parsley (or more/less to taste)
  • juice from 1/2 lemon (or more to taste)
  • sea salt & pepper to taste
Steps
  1. Set a nonstick skillet on medium heat.  Add butter.  Once it melts, toss in the onions and caramelize for 3 to 5 minutes, until the edges turn brown and translucent.
  2. Add cauliflower pearls to the skillet, along with a pinch of sea salt & pepper and the vegetable broth.  Reduce the heat to low, then cover and cook for about 6 minutes so the cauliflower softens.
  3. Remove the lid and fold in frozen peas.  Mix together for about 2 minutes, then remove the skillet from the heat.
  4. Fold in feta cheese, parsley and mint.  Squeeze in lemon juice, then season to taste with sea salt & pepper.
  5. Enjoy this meal with your choice of protein, such as my quick Italian balsamic chicken recipe.

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Calories
137
Protein
10g
Fat
5g
Carbs
14g
Sodium
Fiber
5g
Sugar
6g
About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.