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Tuscan Couscous with Lemon Basil Dressing

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 20 min
  • Servings 12

Dinner ready in 20 minutes! Enjoy this lemon- basil dressed Italian pasta salad recipe made using couscous, vegetables and Progresso® cannellini beans. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

Couscous

1
cup water
1/4
teaspoon salt
3/4
cup uncooked couscous

Dressing

1/4
teaspoon finely grated lemon peel
2
tablespoons lemon juice
2
tablespoons olive oil or vegetable oil
1
tablespoon chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
garlic clove, finely chopped
4
to 5 drops red pepper sauce

Salad

1
can (15 oz) Progresso™ cannellini beans, drained, rinsed
1/2
cup chopped unpeeled cucumber
1/4
cup halved pitted kalamata olives
4
medium green onions, sliced (1/4 cup)
1
cup grape tomatoes, cut in half

Steps

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  • 1
    In 1 quart saucepan, heat water and 1/4 teaspoon salt to boiling. Remove from heat; immediately stir in couscous. Cover; let stand 5 minutes. Fluff couscous with fork.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in small nonmetal bowl, combine all dressing ingredients; mix well.
  • 3
    In large bowl, gently toss cooked couscous, beans, cucumber, olives and green onions. Pour dressing over couscous mixture; gently toss until coated.
  • 4
    Just before serving, add tomatoes; toss gently. Serve warm.

Expert Tips

  • This salad is also delicious cold.
  • We used Israeli couscous for the photo because we like the larger size and chewy texture.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
100
Calories from Fat
25
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
4%
Saturated Fat
0g
0%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
130mg
5%
Potassium
180mg
5%
Total Carbohydrate
16g
5%
Dietary Fiber
2g
10%
Sugars
1g
Protein
4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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