Turkey and Vegetable Couscous

  • Yield 6 servings

This dish combines sauteed onions, squash, zucchini and chick peas with marinated turkey and couscous, sprinkled with Feta cheese.

turkey and vegetable couscous
The National Turkey Federation


1 1/2 pounds boneless turkey breast, cut into 1-inch cubes
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon dried rosemary
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 -- large onion, chopped
2 teaspoons garlic, minced
1 pound (1 small) butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
2 -- medium carrots, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 -- large lemon, thinly sliced
1 -- (3 1/2 ounce) jar capers, drained and rinsed
12 -- kalamata olives, pitted
1 -- (14 1/2 ounce) can reduced-sodium, fat free chicken broth
1 -- large zucchini, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 -- large green pepper, seeded and cut into 1-inch pieces
3 -- Roma tomatoes, cut into quarters
1 -- (15 ounce) can chick peas, drained and rinsed
6 -- servings couscous
1/2 teaspoon tumeric
1/4 cup golden raisins
1 -- (4 ounce) package Feta cheese, crumbled


  1. In large self-closing plastic bag, combine oil, vinegar, rosemary, thyme, salt and pepper. Add turkey cubes. Close bag and knead to combine turkey and oil mixture. Refrigerate overnight.
  2. Lightly coat a 5-quart saucepan with vegetable spray. Over medium-high heat, brown turkey in batches, removing each batch when browned.
  3. Re-spray pan. Add onion and garlic; saute about 2 minutes or until onion is tender. Add squash and carrots and cook about 1 minute.
  4. Add lemon, capers and olives, stirring to combine. Pour in chicken broth and bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 25 minutes.
  5. Add zucchini, green pepper, tomatoes and chick peas to turkey/vegetable mixture. Return to boil; reduce heat and simmer an additional 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  6. Prepare couscous according to package directions and add tumeric.
  7. Stir raisins into cooked couscous. Arrange on large platter and top with turkey mixture. Sprinkle with Feta cheese.



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