Couscous with Eggplant

Veggies and whole grains are great for cholesterol control. For extra fiber use whole wheat couscous. This is a great and quick dish to make for a potluck!

You’ll Need

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons onions, finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon coriander
  • 1 cup eggplant, diced
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 cup couscous, precooked
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Directions

  • Heat the oil in a saucepan, add onions, turmeric, coriander, eggplant, salt and pepper.
  • Cook over medium-high heat, stirring, until wilted, but do not brown.
  • Add the water, bring to a boil, add the couscous and blend well.
  • Cover tightly, remove from the heat and let stand for 5 minutes.
  • Add the butter and lemon juice, stir and blend with a fork to separate the grains.
  • Keep warm.
  • Adjust salt and pepper.

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