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!
- 2 cups nonfat vegetable broth or 2 cups nonfat chicken broth
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 1⁄2 cups uncooked couscous
- 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground pepper
- 5 small tomatoes
- In a medium pan, bring the broth to a boil.
- 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.
- Chop the tomatoes.
- In a small bowl mix the balsamic vinegar, the oil, and the pepper. Add the tomatoes.
- When the couscous is ready add the tomato mixture and mix well.
- Serve hot or cold.
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!
Very Good!!! I made the recipe as written but added some onions and cucumbers for a cold salad. Again, Very Good!!!!
Great! I added more garlic though.