Recipe

Mediterranean Couscous

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Recipe Information

Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4-6

Quick and easy, make this simple recipe anytime as a hearty side or main dish.

Ingredients

  • 1 box (5.9 ounces) couscous, cooked (choose whole wheat couscous for a whole grain version)
  • 1 (8-ounce) can or jar marinated artichoke hearts, sliced thickly
  • 8 oil-cured, sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 18 kalamata olives, pitted and chopped
  • 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
  • 4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 (5-ounce) package mesclun or mixed greens (more if you prefer)
  • 3/4 cup balsamic vinaigrette

Preparation

  1. Place the mesclun or greens in a salad bowl and toss with half the artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes, olives, pine nuts, and feta.
  2. Dress the salad with about 1/4 cup of the balsamic vinaigrette.
  3. Toss the other half of the vegetables with the cooked couscous.
  4. Serve the couscous with the salad on the side.

Tips & Notes

Serving Tip: Serve with lemon wedges and warmed pita or focaccia.

Nutritional Information

Per Serving: 366 calories, 25 g. fat, 17 mg. cholesterol, 28 mg. carbohydrate, 3 g. dietary fiber, 8 g. protein, 479 mg. sodium.