Green Garlic & Asparagus Couscous

Green Garlic Asparagus Couscous |

Yesterday, I waxed poetic about my race weekend in Vermont with the CabotFit team.

And today, I’m sharing one of my favorite type of pre-race meals.

So, this couscous dish is the type of thing I would eat the day before a long run or race. It’s also the type of dish I’m eating often these days as my weekly CSA share is pretty much predicting how I cook.

Lately, green garlic/garlic scapes have been abundant in my weekly share (more garlic scape recipes here) and we’re still getting asparagus – yay!

So, my CSA share recipe formula is:

1) Roast or grill veggies
2) Cook up pasta/rice/whole grain
3) Toss with seasonings + cheese (in this instance, the Cabot Garlic & Herb Cheddar I received a few weeks ago was the perfect match.)

Green Garlic Asparagus Couscous 2

Green Garlic & Asparagus Couscous

Makes 4 servings.


  • 1 1/2 pounds asparagus, washed and trimmed
  • 2 garlic scapes, diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces Israeli couscous or farro
  • 4 ounces Cabot Garlic & Herb Cheddar, shaved


  1. Place baking sheet in oven and preheat to 400 degrees.
  2. In a bowl, toss together asparagus, garlic scapes, oil, pepper and salt. Add to baking sheet and roast for 8 - 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from oven and set aside.
  3. While asparagus is cooking, cook Israeli couscous according to package.
  4. When couscous is done, toss with roasted asparagus and cheese. Serve immediately.

One last THANK YOU to the Cabot staff and the 1,200 farmer families for your dedication to the land, good health and delish dairy foods!

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Do you run/work out for good eats? What’s in your CSA share or farmer’s market shopping bag these days?

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  1. I keep hearing about garlic scapes and I’m just dying for my CSA to include them!
    Rachael@AnAvocadoADay recently posted..Friday Favorites 6/27/14My Profile

  2. Yes! It’s a garlic scape kind of week! Tried them for the first time this week and fell in love. This dish looks delicious and I can only imagine what that Cabot Garlic & Herb Cheddar tastes like on top. YUM!
    Kara Lydon, RD recently posted..Tomato Mozzarella Salad with Garlic Scape PestoMy Profile

  3. This dish looks amazing! I love that Cabot cheese!
    Brenda@Sugarfreemom recently posted..Sugar- Free 4th of July Cookie Dessert PizzaMy Profile

  4. OH boy this sounds delicious! I haven’t had couscous in awhile so I should probably get on that :)
    Marisa @ Uproot from Oregon recently posted..Fitbit Zip ReviewMy Profile

  5. Ginny McMeans says:

    This recipe sounds just perfect. I love how you put it all together.

  6. This does look like a great pre-race meal! Looks delicious, too :)
    taylor @ greens & chocolate recently posted..arugula caprese salad with basil vinaigretteMy Profile

  7. This looks delicious! I love having different ways to have couscous! And I am a bug fan of garlic as well!
    Amanda ( The Kitcheneer) recently posted..DOLE Bananas Peel the Love Banana Cabana Tour and Mini Peanut Butter Banana Oat BreadMy Profile

  8. I so wish we had a CSA in this area. Not even a good farmers’ market. I’d be making recipes like these all the time! Besides being really beautiful, this look incredibly delicious.
    Lana @ Never Enough Thyme recently posted..Tomato and Avocado SaladMy Profile

  9. love love love this! We are getting garlic scapes this week and I’ve been longing for them, plus I’m doing the volunteer shift which means bringing home all the extras! Woo-hoo! This is so my type of dish, definitely would make a great lunch.
    Susan recently posted..Spiked Peach Mint Ice TeaMy Profile

    • Whoot to garlic scapes in your CSA! I always trade for the extras in our pick-up location’s swap box (and I can never understand why people DON’T want them – guess they don’t know what do with them.) Let me know what you do with yours :)

  10. OOo I want to dig right in! I love couscous and I’m always looking for new recipes with it!
    Angie | Big Bear’s Wife recently posted..4th of July Deco Mesh Wreath Tutorial / Memorial Day Deco Mesh Wreath TutorialMy Profile

  11. I couldn’t possibly love this any more! I want to eat this right NOW! :)
    Lauren Kelly Nutrition recently posted..Comment on What to Eat Before and After a Workout by Angie | Big Bear’s WifeMy Profile

  12. Mmmm that cheese sounds amazing! And I really need to find some garlic scapes! I’ve seen recipes all over the internet featuring them!
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  13. I’m crazy for couscous. Love the flavors here.
    Paula – bell’alimento recently posted..Frozen Banana DaiquiriMy Profile

  14. That Cabot cheese on top is my favorite! I <3 Cabot.
    Nutmeg Nanny recently posted..Cilantro Cucumber Boozy LemonadeMy Profile

  15. I still haven’t been able to locate garlic scapes at my Farmer’s Market. I love asparagus too, this recipe looks fabulous and super easy!
    Jessica (Savory Experiments) recently posted..Outdoor Classics Bravado Mesh Fire Pit GiveawayMy Profile

  16. I do love garlic scapes – one of the farmer’s market’s special items I look forward to the most.
    Jeanette | Jeanette’s Healthy Living recently posted..Spice Rubbed Grilled Chicken Wings RecipeMy Profile

  17. I so miss my bi-weekly CSA box! I stayed at a hotel for nearly a week, and I must say I miss my kitchen so so much. Eating out everyday gets pretty old after a while. I love your formula! totally doable 😉

  18. This looks so good! I love Asparagus. I don’t think Ive every made couscous before but I want to try it sometime.
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  19. I love the flavors here! I’ve never had garlic scapes (seriously… I’m sad about it), but I’d love a bowl of this!


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