Roasted Squash with Tahini Couscous

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Prep Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Course Main Course, Side Dishes
Cuisine Mediterranean
Calories 357.41 kcal


  • Oven
  • Stove


  • 2 1/2 lbs butternut squash peeled, 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil extra virgin, divided
  • 1 3/4 tsp salt divided
  • 1 cup couscous plain, uncooked
  • 2 3/4 cups water divided
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 1 tbsp agave nectar
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika ground
  • 2 tbsp lemon peel grated


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees while you line a casserole dish with parchment paper.
  • Toss together the squash, 1/2 tbsp of oil and 1 tsp of salt in a medium bowl. Spread in the casserole dish and bake for 30 minutes; mix halfway through. Once cooked set to the side.
  • Heat the remaining oil in a medium skillet over high heat. Add the couscous and toast for 2 to 3 minutes until browned lightly. Stir in 1/2 tsp of salt and 2 1/2 cups of water and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to medium; cook about 10 minutes or until water is mostly absorbed. Cover the pan and remove from the heat to let stand for 5 minutes.
  • Whisk together the tahini, agave, paprika, lemon peel, remaining salt, and remaining water in a small bowl. Stir into the couscous along with the squash; gently. Enjoy!


ALERT!!!! This recipe should only be used by people on the 2000 calorie plan, and by those that are just eating a plant-based diet, and not on a weight-loss plan.

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Nutrition with Essential Amino Acids

Nutrition Facts
Roasted Squash with Tahini Couscous
Amount Per Serving (1 Serving)
Calories 357.41 Calories from Fat 133
% Daily Value*
Fat 14.79g23%
Saturated Fat 2.05g13%
Sodium 714.68mg31%
Potassium 806.13mg23%
Carbohydrates 51.8g17%
Fiber 7.3g30%
Sugar 6.65g7%
Protein 9.35g19%
Vitamin A 20111.1IU402%
Vitamin B1 0.52mg35%
Vitamin B2 0.19mg11%
Vitamin B3 4.45mg22%
Vitamin B5 1.25mg13%
Vitamin B6 0.39mg20%
Vitamin C 40.3mg49%
Vitamin E 3.14mg21%
Vitamin K 3.43µg3%
Calcium 193.16mg19%
Copper 0.52mg26%
Folate 79.79µg20%
Iron 3.66mg20%
Manganese 0.92mg46%
Magnesium 98.2mg25%
Phosphorus 275.44mg28%
Selenium 8.74µg12%
Zinc 1.59mg11%
Ess-Methionine 205.83mg
Ess-Tryptophan 157mg
Ess-Threonine 311.83mg
Ess-Phenylalanine 454.58mg
Ess-Arginine 806mg
Ess-Lysine 262.66mg
Ess-Leucine 651.41mg
Ess-Isoleucine 379.91mg
Ess-Histidine 222.5mg
Ess-Valine 450.75mg
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Some amino acids levels are estimated, some product manufacturers do not supply amino acid values. The value source

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