Saturday, July 13, 2013

Fava, Butternut & Couscous Bowl


What to make when you have most of your kitchen packed up for a move and are craving something quick and easy? This easy bowl of grains and veggies, of course! I got these lovely fresh fava beans from from my produce delivery this week, and decided to pair them with some Israeli couscous and butternut squash for a filling and fast meal.


Fava, Butternut & Couscous Bowl
serves 2
1/2 C Israli couscous, cooked
1 tsp olive oil
1 clove garlic, chopped
1/2 C shelled fava beans
1 C butternut squash cubes (I used frozen)
2 Tbsp pine nuts
Lemon juice
Salt & Pepper

Cook the couscous and set aside. In a skillet heat the olive oil over medium high heat. Add the garlic and let cook under slightly browned. Add the frozen butternut squash cubes and cook for a few minutes, then add the fava beans. Cook until heated through and slightly browned. Add the pine nuts and toast until just browned. Place the couscous in a bowl and top with the squash and fava beans. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and toss with a little lemon juice and agave.


I'm looking forward to completing our house move so I can get my new kitchen set up. I need to get back to cooking and baking. Sorry for the lack of posts around here - I'll be back to normal soon!

Got any tips for setting up a new kitchen or any must-haves? 


Thanks for stopping by!


  1. i saw your fava beans on instagram and was wondering what you were going to do with them. this looks spectacular!

    we moved into our first house last september, so i remember that craziness of getting everything set up. the kitchen was the first thing to do, and i somehow was able to get it all put together by the end of the first day we moved in. my mom helped ALOT.

  2. Having recently moved myself, I feel your pain... but on the other hand I rather enjoy the pressure it puts on you to come up with simple recipes that really utilize what you have on hand!

  3. I love butternut squash but never think to eat it in the summer. This looks like a wonderful summer dish and I bet it's good hot or cold. :-)

    Good luck with the rest of your moving! Can't wait to see pics of your new home!


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