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Pea Couscous With Poached Eggs

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 20 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 4 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 10 ingredients

When you’re feeling tired, this dish makes for a super quick and nutritious lunch or supper. You can get it to the table in 10 minutes — amazing for something that is not pre-packaged or...


  • ⅔ cup water
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 dark green scallion stem
  • 1 piece of lemon peel, about 2 inches
  • ¾ cup fresh or frozen peas
  • ¾ cup chopped baby spinach
  • 1 cup regular or whole-wheat couscous (see Chef Tips if on a bland or low-fiber diet)
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped scallions, white and light green parts only (see Chef Tips if on a bland or low-fiber diet)
  • 4 Poached Eggs
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Nutrition Facts


243 cals


4 g

Saturated Fat

1 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

1 g

Monounsaturated Fat

2 g


38 g


2 g


4 g


12 g


367 mg


  1. In a medium stockpot, add the water, salt, scallion stem, and lemon peel, and bring to a boil.
  2. Add the peas and baby spinach and continue to boil for 2 minutes. Turn off the heat, then stir in the couscous. Cover and let sit for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the black pepper and chopped scallions, if using, and fluff the couscous with a fork. Taste for seasoning. Serve topped with a poached egg.

Chef Tips

If you are on a bland or low fiber diet, use regular couscous instead of whole wheat and leave out the peas and scallions. Instead, add cooked diced sweet potato, and sprinkle the couscous with a pinch of asafetida before fluffing.

Registered Dietitian Approved

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