Baked Couscous-Stuffed Onions Baked Couscous-Stuffed Onions

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Baking the onions at a high temperature caramelizes them and turns them into sweet little vessels for a savoury couscous filling. Serve them as a main course or use smaller onions for a delicious side dish.

  • Portion size 6 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: April 2013

Ingredients

  • 6 red onions (unpeeled), 4 lb (1.8 kg) total
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 cups thinly sliced stemmed kale
  • 1 cup rinsed drained canned white kidney beans
  • 1/4 cup chopped date
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup couscous
  • 1/4 cup chopped pistachio nut
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint

Method

Trim tops off onions; peel off skin. Keeping root ends intact, trim bottoms just enough so that onions stand upright. Using melon baller, scoop out all but 3 outermost layers to form cups. Chop onion interiors; set aside 1 cup, reserving remainder for another use.

Brush onion cups with 1 tsp of the oil; sprinkle with 1/4 tsp of the salt. Bake in 425ºF (220ºC) oven until golden and tender, about 35 minutes. Cover with foil; bake for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, in large skillet, heat remaining oil over medium heat; cook chopped onions, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 4 minutes. Add garlic; cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Stir in kale, beans, dates, remaining salt, pepper and cinnamon; cook, stirring, until kale is wilted, about 2 minutes. Add broth; bring to boil. Stir in couscous, pistachios, lemon zest and mint; cook, stirring, for 1 minute.

Spoon filling into onions, pressing very firmly to pack; cover with foil. Bake in 425ºF (220ºC) oven for 25 minutes.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Fibre 8 g
  • Sodium 431 mg
  • Sugars 15 g
  • Protein 9 g
  • Calories 256.0
  • Total fat 6 g
  • Potassium 691 mg
  • Cholesterol 1 mg
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Total carbohydrate 46 g

%RDI

  • Iron 15.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 27.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 11.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 41.0
  • Vitamin C 108.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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