Balsamic Tomato Couscous

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

We had a potluck to attend where we had been asked to bring a side dish. I was craving couscous though I knew few (if any) of my friends would be willing to try it. Never mind, I moved forward! This is a slight adaptation of one I found in one of my favorite cookbooks "500 almost fat free pasta recipes." And truth be told, I brought very little home and got asked for the recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium pan, bring the broth to a boil.
  2. When it is boiling add the basil and garlic and stir. Then add the couscous, cover the pan, and remove it from the heat. Let sit 5-10 minutes.
  3. Chop the tomatoes.
  4. In a small bowl mix the balsamic vinegar, the oil, and the pepper. Add the tomatoes.
  5. When the couscous is ready add the tomato mixture and mix well.
  6. Serve hot or cold.
Most Helpful

Wonderful flavor! I LOVE couscous and am always looking for a new way to make it. This was quick, easy and a hit with my family- even my two year old! You could easily add chopped cucumbers to this or small cubes of mozerella and a few basil leaves for a 'Couscous Caprice' kind of feel!

Mrs. Pilk August 24, 2010

Very Good!!! I made the recipe as written but added some onions and cucumbers for a cold salad. Again, Very Good!!!!

Annof2 June 23, 2010

Great! I added more garlic though.

Cactus_Tree October 17, 2011