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Vegetable couscous and Ricotta poppers

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1 cup (250 mL) regular or whole wheat couscous
1 cup (250 mL) zucchini, grated
1 cup (250 mL) carrot, grated
1/3 cup (75 mL) raisins
1 tsp (5 mL) couscous spices, ras el hanout
Salt
Freshly ground pepper
2 eggs
1 cup (250 mL) Canadian Ricotta
1 cup (250 mL) homemade Ricotta tzatziki sauce

Ricotta tzatziki sauce:
1/2 cup (125 mL) Canadian Ricotta
1/2 cup (125 mL) cucumber, grated
2 tbsp (30 mL) milk
1 clove garlic, finely minced
Salt
Freshly ground pepper

Yields: 16 servings

See full recipe: https://www.dairygoodness.ca/cheese/canadian-cheese/recipes/vegetable-couscous-and-ricotta-poppers?source=calendar
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  • Course Hors D'oeuvres & Appetizers
  • Prep. Time 20 mins
  • Cooking Time 35 mins
  • Yields 16 servings

This vegetarian side dish also makes an excellent appetizer or an easy snack to pack in a lunch bag.

  • Course Hors D'oeuvres & Appetizers
  • Prep. Time 20 mins
  • Cooking Time 35 mins
  • Yields 16 servings

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Ingredients

1 cup (250 mL) regular or whole wheat couscous
1 cup (250 mL) zucchini, grated
1 cup (250 mL) carrot, grated
1/3 cup (75 mL) raisins
1 tsp (5 mL) couscous spices , ras el hanout
Salt
Freshly ground pepper
2 eggs
1 cup (250 mL) Canadian Ricotta
1 cup (250 mL) homemade Ricotta tzatziki sauce

Ricotta tzatziki sauce:
1/2 cup (125 mL) Canadian Ricotta
1/2 cup (125 mL) cucumber, grated
2 tbsp (30 mL) milk
1 clove garlic, finely minced
Salt
Freshly ground pepper

Preparation

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Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C).

In a saucepan, bring 1¼ cups (310 mL) of water to a boil.

Remove saucepan from heat, add couscous, zucchini, carrot, raisins, spices, salt and pepper. Mix, cover and let stand for 5 minutes.

In a large bowl, beat eggs with Ricotta. Add contents of saucepan and mix well.

Form 32 balls and place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Cook on the top rack of the oven for 20–25 minutes or just until poppers are slightly golden brown. Serve with homemade Ricotta tzatziki sauce.

Ricotta tzatziki sauce

Mix ingredients in a bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Tips

Cheese alternatives: Canadian Mascarpone, Cream Cheese, Cottage Cheese.

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Did you know?

Canadian cheese is made from quality Canadian milk, your guarantee of purity, freshness and quality.

Browse our Canadian Cheese Repertoire to find fresh favourites

Did you know?

Canadian cheese is made from quality Canadian milk, your guarantee of purity, freshness and quality.

Browse our Canadian Cheese Repertoire to find fresh favourites

Nutritional Info

Per serving of 2 poppers
Energy: 189 Calories
Protein: 10 g
Carbohydrate: 22 g
Fat: 8 g
Fibre: 3.1 g
Sodium: 112 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

Nutrient % DV*
Calcium: 12 % / 129 mg
Selenium: 23 %
Vitamin A: 19 %
Magnesium: 18 %
Vitamin B12: 17 %

*percentage of daily value

*Note: The daily value (DV) is established by Health Canada and corresponds to the daily quantity recommended for each nutrient. The percentage of the daily value (% DV) indicates the proportion of the nutrient provided by a serving of the recipe, in comparison with the quantity recommended.

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