Mediterranean Couscous

Fresh herbs and colorful veggies make this quick-to-fix dish a winner!

  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 16 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

2
teaspoons butter or margarine
3
medium green onions, chopped (3 tablespoons)
1
garlic clove, finely chopped
1 1/2
cups water
1/2
teaspoon vegetable or chicken bouillon granules
1
cup uncooked couscous
1/4
cup chopped fresh parsley
1
tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
medium yellow summer squash, chopped (1 cup)
1
medium tomato, chopped (3/4 cup)

  • 1 Melt butter in 2-quart nonstick saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook onions and garlic in butter, stirring frequently, until onions are tender. Stir in water and bouillon granules. Heat to boiling; remove from heat.
  • 2 Stir in remaining ingredients. Cover and let stand about 5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Fluff lightly with fork.

Expert Tips

Stretch leftovers into tomorrow’s supper when you add chopped cooked chicken or a 16-ounce can of garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained.

Eliminate an ingredient by replacing the butter with garlic butter and omitting the chopped garlic.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
195
(
Calories from Fat
25 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3 g
3 %
(Saturated Fat
1 g,
1 %
),
Cholesterol
5 mg
5 %;
Sodium
180 mg
180 %;
Total Carbohydrate
39 g
39 %
(Dietary Fiber
4 g
4 %
),
Protein
7 g
7 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
16%;
Vitamin C
16%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 2 Vegetable;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.