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Toasted Whole Wheat Couscous with Basil and Sunflower Seeds


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  • 1/4 C whole wheat couscous
  • 2 t canola oil
  • 1/4 C finely chopped green onions
  • 1 C diced red bell pepper
  • 1/4 C finely chopped fresh basil
  • pinch cinnamon
  • 2 T dry roasted, unsalted sunflower seeds
  • 2 T crumbled feta cheese (optional)


Servings 1
Preparation time 5mins
Cooking time 15mins


Step 1

Heat skillet over med high heat. Add couscous, and toast 3-4 min, stirring occasionally. Transfer to plate.

Heat oil in same skillet over med high heat. Add green onions, and saute 2 min. Stir in bell pepper, basil and cinnamon and saute 2 min orl until basil is wilted. Add 3/4 C water and bring to a boil. Add couscous, reduce heat to med low, cover and simmer 5 min or until water is absorbed. Transfer to plate and top with sunflower seeds and feta.


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