Recipes

Calamari Cous Cous

Calamari Cous CousI adore calamari and it is a food which you can easily buy and keep in the freezer.

It is incredibly nutritious if cooked in the right way (i.e. not deep fried). It is high in iron and B vitamins as well as omega 3 fatty acids.

It is also very quick and easy to cook hence why I wanted to share this delicious recipe you could eat on a weight loss diet too.  This recipe is a little inspired by a Spanish paella.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 400 grams of calamari (if frozen defrost pre cook)
  • 2 cups of cooked wholemeal cous cous
  • 1 red onion finely sliced
  • 2 cans of diced or crushed tomatoes
  • ¼ cup of diced pitted olives (black or green)
  • 1 zucchini chopped
  • 1 red capsicum chopped
  • 2 tsp of paprika
  • 1 handful of fresh parsley
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 tbs of oil

Directions

  1. Cook the cous cous as per the packet instructions and set aside.
  2. In a hot pan, heat the oil and pan fry the crushed garlic.
  3. Add in the chopped zucchini and capsicum and heat through and slightly soften.
  4. Add in the calamari, olives, canned tomatoes and paprika. Bring to a boil and then lightly simmer for a few minutes.
  5. Turn off the mixture add in your cous cous and red onion and lightly toss through to serve.

295 calories per serve

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written by:

Amanda Dos Santos

Mandy is an experienced Nutritionist, food scientist and writer with over 10 years experience in the Heath industry. She has been part of the Healthy Mummy team of experts since 2012, writing informative and current blog posts and contributing to our recipe books. She has played an integral part in creating the recipes on our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges since they first started in July 2014.Mandy is a mum of three and loves working for The Healthy Mummy, ”Especially on the challenges as I can create recipes which empower women to create nourishing food for themselves and their families’."