These quick Mediterranean-inspired couscous bowls come together in 20 minutes thanks to healthy convenience items like frozen falafel and steam-in-bag fresh green beans. Whisk together the simple tahini sauce while the other ingredients cook.

Carolyn A. Hodges, R.D.
Source:, January 2019


Recipe Summary

20 mins
20 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Prepare falafel according to package directions; set aside to cool.

  • Bring water to a boil in a small saucepan. Stir in couscous, cover and remove from heat. Allow to stand until the liquid is absorbed, about 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork; set aside.

  • Prepare green beans according to package directions.

  • Prepare Tahini Sauce. Divide among 4 small condiment containers with lids and refrigerate.

  • Divide the green beans among 4 single-serving containers with lids. Top each with 1/2 cup couscous, one-fourth of the falafel and 1 tablespoon each olives and feta. Seal and refrigerate for up to 4 days.

  • To serve, reheat in the microwave until heated through, about 2 minutes. Dress with tahini sauce just before eating.

Nutrition Facts

500 calories; protein 14.8g 30% DV; carbohydrates 54.5g 18% DV; dietary fiber 11.1g 45% DV; sugars 7.6g; fat 27g 42% DV; saturated fat 4.8g 24% DV; cholesterol 8.3mg 3% DV; vitamin a iu 1163.6IU 23% DV; vitamin c 23.5mg 39% DV; folate 53mcg 13% DV; calcium 147.5mg 15% DV; iron 3mg 16% DV; magnesium 42mg 15% DV; potassium 308mg 9% DV; sodium 695.5mg 28% DV; thiamin 0.3mg 29% DV.