Herbed Couscous with Tomatoes

The EatingWell Healthy in a Hurry Cookbook (2006)

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A fast grain, dressed up with fresh tomatoes and herbs.

"This was good, not great. I was a bit disappointed because there wasn't much depth of flavor. Pretty boring. I think I'll keep looking for something else. "
Herbed Couscous with Tomatoes

Makes: 4 servings

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  • 1 1/2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth, or water
  • 1 cup whole-wheat couscous
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, or infused oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh tarragon, parsley or thyme
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper


  1. Bring broth (or water) to a boil in a medium saucepan; add couscous, olive oil (or infused oil), tomatoes and tarragon (or parsley or thyme). Stir, remove from the heat, cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Uncover, fluff with a fork and season to taste with salt and pepper.


Per serving: 257 calories; 5 g fat (1 g sat, 3 g mono); 2 mg cholesterol; 47 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 10 g protein; 7 g fiber; 199 mg sodium; 67 mg potassium.

Carbohydrate Servings: 2 1/2

Exchanges: 3 starch, 1 fat

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