Couscous with Feta and Asparagus

Delicious couscous pasta gets a Greek-inspired springtime pick-me-up with the addition of tangy feta cheese and seasonal tender asparagus.

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Are you as excited as I am that it's finally asparagus season? I wait all year for the tasty green spears to come down in price so I can load them up in my shopping cart at the market.

Couscous with Feta and Asparagus is a fast and tasty side dish that takes only 10 minutes to make and pairs well with any protein. My favorite is lamb chops. Mmmmm.


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One of my favorite omelets I get when we go out for breakfast is a Greek omelet with asparagus, feta, and lamb. It may sound like a weird combination for breakfast, but let me tell you, it's amazing!

This recipe for Couscous with Feta and Asparagus is my take on that Greek omelet but with the couscous standing in for the egg and with a bit of oregano and lemon zest. Similar but completely different. What can I say?

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COUSCOUS WITH FETA AND ASPARAGUS   {PRINT THIS RECIPE}

1 pound asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1" pieces
1 teaspoon grape seed oil
2 tablespoon butter, divided
1½ teaspoon salt, divided
½ teaspoon black pepper, divided
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups beef broth (I use low-sodium)
2 cups couscous
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon lemon zest
2-3 ounces crumbled feta cheese
lemon slices as garnish (if desired)

-In a large stockpot bring the beef broth, 1 tablespoon butter, 1 teaspoon salt and ¼ pepper to a boil over medium heat. Stir in the couscous. Cover and cook for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat, fluff with a fork, and set aside.

-In a large skillet over medium heat, saute the asparagus in the grape seed oil and 1 tablespoon butter until crisp tender (approximately 3 minutes). Stir in the garlic, ½ salt, ¼ pepper and oregano. Cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.

-Stir the sauteed asparagus, lemon zest and crumbled feta into the cooked couscous. Garnish with lemon slices if desired and serve.

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Hungry for more tasty asparagus dishes? Great! I've got you covered...

Croque Madame - Kudos Kitchen Style

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Parmesan Crusted Asparagus

http://www.kudoskitchenbyrenee.com/2013/01/parmesan-crusted-asparagus.html

Asparagus and Pea Risotto

http://www.kudoskitchenbyrenee.com/2014/04/AsparagusAndPeaRisotto.html

Grandma's Asparagus with Seasoned Breadcrumbs

http://www.kudoskitchenbyrenee.com/2014/07/grandmas-asparagus-with-seasoned.html

Chicken Oscar Kudos Kitchen Style

http://www.kudoskitchenbyrenee.com/2014/06/ChickenOscarAndZipLining.html

One of these days, I'm going to make that Greek omelet I was telling you about and will share the recipe when I do. Until then, I hope you'll enjoy these tasty asparagus recipes. I just know you'll love them as much as we do.

Speaking of love...Along with going into asparagus season, we're also headed into wedding season. I hope you'll find this glass as funny as I did when a customer requested I paint this design on a wine glass for her. It always makes me laugh!

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If there is ever anything I can paint for you, please don't hesitate to contact me or visit my shop. Custom orders are always welcome and I'll be happy to work with any design idea or theme you're looking for.
Kudos Kitchen by Renée ~ Where food, art and fun collide on a regular basis!

Until we eat again,



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