Couscous & Kale Bowl

This hearty, flavorful, and nutrient-packed grain bowl is so yummy and warming and makes for great leftovers too! You can change up the amounts of anything in the bowl, but I approximated how much I like to put in. For more protein, add chicken sausage!

Couscous & Kale Bowl:

Makes 2 to 3 servings

Bowl Ingredients:

– 2 cups cooked pearl couscous
– 1/3 cup dried cranberries
– 1/4 cup walnuts 
– 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
– 2 cups chopped kale leaves 
– 1 cup roasted butternut squash, cubed
– 1 cup chopped Italian chicken sausage, cooked (optional)

Dressing Ingredients:
– 1/4 cup olive oil
– 2 tbs apple cider vinegar
– 1 tbs dijon mustard
– 1 tbs honey
– 1 garlic clove, pressed or minced
– Juice from 1/2 lemon
– Salt and black pepper to taste


  1. Roast the butternut squash (directions here) or you can do this ahead of time.
  2. Cook the couscous according to package directions.
  3. While the couscous is cooking, place all of the dressing ingredients in a mason jar and shake until well combined. Set aside.
  4. Place the kale in a large bowl with a sprinkle of salt and massage gently with your hands until it becomes soft, 1 to 2 minutes.
  5. Once the squash and couscous are done cooking, let them cool for a few minutes then mix them in with the kale.
  6. Add the dressing and toss well to combine.
  7. Add the cranberries, walnuts, onion, and optional chicken sausage and gently toss one more time.
  8. Enjoy!

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