I love one-pot meals on a busy weeknight, and this very healthy, yet tasty dish, contains all your plant based protein needs! I generally do not use frozen veggies, but sometimes, they are handy, especially if the ingredients you want to use are not in season, or if you want to make a fast meal. Since I used peas, and squash in this dish, it is best to use frozen veggies. The butternut squash is already cubed for you, and takes significantly less time to cook than using a fresh squash. But if you have some pre-cooked squash in your fridge (or even a sweet potato) go ahead and use that!
If you are reading this recipe, you might be busy and trying to get a quick dinner done, so I will cut to the chase. Here is the recipe, and I hope you love it!
- 1 cup dry Couscous
- 1 can/box Diced Tomatoes
- ½ cup Frozen Peas
- ½ cup Frozen Butternut Squash
- 1 can/box Chickpeas
- 2 tsp Onion Powder
- 2 tsp Garlic Powder
- 2 tsp Cinnamon
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Bring two cups of water to boil.
- Add in the couscous and let simmer for a minute or two. Add in the peas, squash, chickpeas, can of tomatoes, and seasonings.
- Let this mixture simmer for 15-20 minutes until the squash is tender.
- Serve and enjoy!