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The Healthy Mediterranean Diet & Couscous with Vegetables

Posted in Caro Diario.(dear diary..), cucina, cucina povere, recipes, slow food, and the Mediterranean diet

Felicia Mcclinton from is a guest author today  for a recipe that includes ingredients used in the Mediterranean Diet with the benefits of the healthy Mediterranean diet, delicious tasting… but with not a lot of calories. We do invite guest authors a few times a month so if you  would like info on how you could be guest author for a day here, email Sue at

Couscous with Vegetables


couscous and vegetables


2 cups — Couscous
4 pieces — Ripe Tomatoes
1 cup — Canned Corn

2 pieces — Carrots

1/4 cup grams — Green Olives

1 piece — Green Pepper

5 tablespoons —  Extra Virgin Olive Oil

You can prepare 4 servings of this recipe within 40 minutes. Couscous and vegetables are easy to prepare and flavorful. Couscous comes  from grains and bran and are normally cooked by steaming.


First, wash and clean the vegetables. Cut the veggies into small pieces and put them in a bowl. Then you can add the grated carrot and corn. To season, you must add  a pinch of salt and oil.

The next step is to boil one quart of water with a tablespoon of oil. Add the couscous into the boiling water. Stir thoroughly until all the water has been absorbed. Cool the mixture then pout it into the vegetable bowl. Mix thoroughly and season with lemon juice.

Nutritional Value:

This recipe totals about 126 calories per 100 gram serving

 ***About the Author – Felicia Mcclinton writes for the blog , her personal hobby blog she uses to help people learn how to make Mediterranean recipes to eat healthy to prevent diseases.

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  1. Cous Cous it’s not typical italian recipes 😀

    May 3, 2010
    • Laura: thanks for visiting and commenting. Couscous is eaten a lot in Sicily and there are some great Sicilian dishes/recipes made with couscous. But it is not traditionally eaten in the rest of Italy. It is slowly working its’ way through the rest of Italy and it is sold now in a lot of supermarkets in many parts of Italy.

      May 3, 2010

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