Company Couscous



  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Stir couscous into boiling water and return water to a boil. Cover and remove pot from heat. Let stand 5 minutes, then fluff with a fork. (If couscous package calls for 2 cups of water, that works too.)
  3. While the couscous is cooking, heat oil (or use a little bit of cooking spray) in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in garlic, green onions and peppers; saute briefly. Stir in tomatoes, basil, cooked couscous, carrots, salt and pepper.
  4. Mix together and transfer to a 1 1/2 quart casserole dish. Splash some balsamic vinegar on top.
  5. Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven for 20 minutes. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese while still warm.
Serving Size : 4
NOTES: We use cilantro instead of basil and it's great. I also sprinkle in some red pepper flakes and add a bit of cayenne pepper.

Per Serving: 247 Calories; 5g Fat (19.7% calories from fat); 9g Protein; 41g Carbohydrate; 4g Dietary Fiber; 4mg Cholesterol; 147mg Sodium. Exchanges: 2 Grain(Starch); 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 1 Fat.