Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  104
  • Protein  3 g
  • Carbohydrates  18 g
  • Fat  2 g
  • Cholesterol  0 mg
  • Sodium  33 mg
  • Potassium  100 mg
  • Phosphorus  52 mg
  • Calcium  18 mg
  • Fiber  2.1 g

Couscous with Vegetables

Couscous with Vegetables is an easy and kidney-friendly recipe for lunch or dinner.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe created by DaVita dietitian Kathy from Maryland.

Portions: 5     Serving size: 1/2 cup


    • 1 tablespoon margarine
    • 1/2 cup frozen peas
    • 1/2 cup onion
    • 1/4 cup raw mushrooms
    • 1 garlic clove
    • 2 tablespoons dry white wine
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
    • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
    • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley
    • 1/2 cup couscous, uncooked


  1. Set peas out to thaw. Mince onion, thinly slice mushrooms and crush garlic. Mince parsley.
  2. In a nonstick pan, melt margarine. 
  3. Add peas, onion, mushrooms, garlic and wine. Sauté 5 minutes, stirring often.
  4. Add spices and blend well. Add parsley and stir well. Remove from heat and set aside.
  5. Prepare couscous according to package directions.
  6. In a large bowl, toss vegetable mixture with prepared couscous. Serve immediately.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 starch
  • 1/2 vegetable, low potassium

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

    • Couscous is good served hot or as a cold salad.
    • Add a handful of dried cranberries for a sweet fruit twist.

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Couscous with Vegetables

stb4 says:


This is very easy to make I just loved it. Thank you so much for all these recipes.

Apr. 18, 2012, 6:31 PM - Inappropriate review?

Couscous with Vegetables

Rolande says:


Thank you so much for your recipees and for giving all the nutrients per serving it's a life saver. Thank you, thank you.

Sep. 20, 2011, 5:58 PM - Inappropriate review?

Couscous with Vegetables

penelopeellen says:


May I add multiple vegetables, such as red/yellow peppers. grean beans, carrots, calabasha squash, summer yellow squash, celery, to this recipe and serve to diabetics who are also on dialysis? May I use rice instead of couscous? Thanks for your help Moderator comment: Yes you can change the vegetable type. As long as you keep the same portions and use the lower potassium vegetables the nutrients will be similar. If you want to check the mutrients use the Nutrition Log in Diet Helper. White rice is a good substitute for the couscous. Enjoy!

Jul. 21, 2011, 7:09 PM - Inappropriate review?

Couscous with Vegetables

luckie says:


This was so easy to make and it took less than 30 minutes including prep time! It was so tasty and it goes well with everything else. I love it!

Sep. 23, 2009, 4:08 PM - Inappropriate review?

Couscous with Vegetables

luckie says:


This was so easy to make and it took less than 30 minutes including prep time! It was so tasty and it goes well with everything else. I love it!

Sep. 23, 2009, 3:57 PM - Inappropriate review?

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