Broccoli 2 Ways with Couscous

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Prep Time10minutes
Cook Time25minutes
Passive Time
Nutrition Facts
Broccoli 2 Ways with Couscous
Amount Per Serving
Calories 377 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Sodium 365mg 15%
Potassium 172mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 66g 22%
Dietary Fiber 9g 36%
Sugars 17g
Protein 18g 36%
Vitamin A 153%
Vitamin C 373%
Calcium 14%
Iron 16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Regulars to this site have probably noted my love of broccoli and pasta! However, when the two are melded together it is simply heavenly.

This recipe comes together relatively quickly but it uses a few pans so there is a bit more cleanup. (It’s worth it!)

If you are a fan of broccoli let me hear you say “Hallelujah”!


Ready to Mash Broccoli


  • 4 cups broccoli florets steamed
  • 1/2 tsp. salt


  1. Cook Broccoli in 4 cups of salted water until fork-tender. Drain and set aside.

Seasoned Broccoli & Sauce


  • 2 Tbl. avocado oil or oil of choice
  • 1/2 large red onion chopped
  • 1/2 large red pepper diced (you can also substitute a green pepper)
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
  • 4 large basil leaves chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 large lime juiced


  1. Heat Avocado Oil and add Red Onion and Red Pepper and saute over medium heat for 2 minutes.
  2. Stir in Cilantro, Basil and salt and cook just until slightly wilted, about 30 seconds.
  3. Stir in Broccoli pieces and saute 8 minutes.
  4. Squeeze lime juice.

Simply Couscous


  • 1 1/3 cups Dry Couscous, prepared according to package directions
  • 1 tsp. Reduced Sodium Better Than Bullion


  1. Cook couscous, according to package directions (I used Trader Joe's brand) along with adding 1 tsp. Reduced Sodium Better Than Bouillon to cooking water.

Finishing the Dish



  1. Mash steamed broccoli and stir into cooked couscous.
  2. Stir in Seasoned Sauce and serve.

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