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Feta & Spinach Couscous Patties

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Feta & Spinach Couscous Patties

Feta, spinach and dill flavor these tofu patties. Slice some lemon wedges and pick up some whole-wheat pita bread to serve with this Greek-inspired meal.

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Prep: 40 minutes | Total Time: 40 minutes
  • 1   cup
  • 2/3   cup
    whole-wheat couscous
  • 1/2   cup
    nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 2/3   cup
    shredded seeded cucumber
  • 3/4   teaspoon
    garlic powder, divided
  • 1/4   teaspoon
  • 3/4   cup
    silken tofu
  • 1   10-ounce package
    frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 2/3   cup
    crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4   cup
    snipped fresh dill
  • 1/4   cup
    minced red onion
  • 1/2   teaspoon
    freshly ground pepper
  • 2   tablespoons
    extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 4   cups
    sliced or torn green leaf lettuce
    grape tomatoes, halved, for garnish
  1. Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Stir in couscous, cover and remove from the heat. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  2. Combine yogurt, cucumber, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder and salt in a small bowl.
  3. Mash tofu with a fork in a large bowl. Add spinach, feta, dill, onion, pepper, the remaining 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder and the couscous; stir until well combined. Form into 8 patties, using about 1/2 cup for each.
  4. Place a baking sheet in the oven and preheat to the lowest setting. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add 4 patties and cook, turning once, until lightly golden on both sides, about 6 minutes total. Transfer to the baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining oil and patties. Serve over lettuce, topped with the yogurt sauce and garnished with tomatoes, if desired.
Nutritional Information

Makes: 4 servings
  • Calories317
  • Fat14 g
    • Saturated fat5 g
  • Cholesterol22 mg
  • Carbohydrates35 g
    • Dietary fiber7 g
  • Protein16 g
  • Sodium494 mg
* Nutritional Guidelines based on the USDA's MyPlate Standards.


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