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. Source:, January 2019

Carolyn A. Hodges, R.D.


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.


To make ahead: Prepare through Step 5; refrigerate sealed containers for up to 4 days. Reheat as directed in Step 6.

Nutrition Facts

500 calories; 27 g total fat; 4.8 g saturated fat; 8 mg cholesterol; 695 mg sodium. 308 mg potassium; 54.5 g carbohydrates; 11.1 g fiber; 8 g sugar; 14.8 g protein; 1164 IU vitamin a iu; 24 mg vitamin c; 53 mcg folate; 147 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 42 mg magnesium;