TOASTED COUSCOUS WITH BASIL AND ALMONDS

Makes: 6 servings Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: less than 15 minutes
TOASTED COUSCOUS WITH BASIL AND ALMONDS
TOASTED COUSCOUS WITH BASIL AND ALMONDS

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 2/3

    cup whole-wheat couscous

  • 1

    tablespoon canola oil

  • 1/2

    cup finely chopped green onions

  • 1

    diced medium red bell pepper

  • 1/2

    cup finely chopped fresh basil

  • Pinch cinnamon

  • 3/4

    cup water

  • 1/4

    cup toasted sliced almonds

  • 1/4

    cup crumbled fat-free or reduced-fat feta cheese

Directions

Heat nonstick skillet on medium heat. Add couscous; toast 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Heat oil in same skillet on medium-high heat. Add green onions and cook 2 minutes. Stir in pepper, basil and cinnamon; cook 2 minutes or until basil is wilted. Add 3/4 cup water; bring to boil. Add toasted couscous; reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer 5 minutes or until water is absorbed. Transfer to serving dish; top with almonds and feta. (Adapted from Vegetarian Times magazine.) Per serving: 153 calories, 6 grams protein, 5 grams fat (27 percent calories from fat), 0.4 gram saturated fat, 23 grams carbohydrate, no cholesterol, 105 milligrams sodium, 4 grams

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