Couscous Nicoise

If you have approximately 45 minutes to spend in the kitchen, Couscous Nicoise might be an outstanding dairy free, lacto ovo vegetarian, and vegan recipe to try. For $1.29 per serving, this recipe covers 7% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This recipe makes 4 servings with 285 calories, 9g of protein, and 3g of fat each. This recipe from Vegetarian Times requires basil leaves, capers, cherry tomatoes, and kalamatan olives. This recipe is liked by 45 foodies and cooks. It works well as a budget friendly side dish. Overall, this recipe earns a solid spoonacular score of 55%. Niçoise-Style Couscous Salad, Rose Colored Couscous (Israeli Couscous with Beets and Walnuts), and Fish With Couscous Salad Recipe (omega 3 And Couscous) are very similar to this recipe.

Servings: 4

 

Ingredients:

8 basil leaves, thinly sliced

2 tsp. drained capers

8 cherry tomatoes, slivered

1 ½ cups uncooked couscous

2 medium cloves garlic, minced

¼ cup nicoise or kalamata olives

1 ½ tsp. olive oil

¼ tsp. freshly ground pepper

1 Tbs. red wine vinegar

½ tsp. salt

1 ¼ cups low-sodium vegetable broth

Equipment:

sauce pan

bowl

Cooking instruction summary:

In medium saucepan, combine broth, garlic and oil and bring just to a boil over high heat.Stir in couscous, cover and remove from heat. Let mixture stand, covered, about 5 minutes.Uncover couscous mixture; fluff with fork to separate grains. Lightly stir in remaining ingredients until blended. Transfer mixture to large shallow bowl and serve warm or at room temperature.

 

Step by step:


1. In medium saucepan, combine broth, garlic and oil and bring just to a boil over high heat.Stir in couscous, cover and remove from heat.

2. Let mixture stand, covered, about 5 minutes.Uncover couscous mixture; fluff with fork to separate grains. Lightly stir in remaining ingredients until blended.

3. Transfer mixture to large shallow bowl and serve warm or at room temperature.


Nutrition Information:

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284k Calories
8g Protein
3g Total Fat
53g Carbs
8% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
284k
14%

Fat
3g
5%

  Saturated Fat
0.49g
3%

Carbohydrates
53g
18%

  Sugar
1g
2%

Cholesterol
0.0mg
0%

Sodium
754mg
33%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
8g
18%

Manganese
0.6mg
30%

Fiber
3g
15%

Vitamin B3
2mg
12%

Phosphorus
123mg
12%

Copper
0.21mg
10%

Vitamin C
8mg
10%

Vitamin B5
0.86mg
9%

Magnesium
34mg
9%

Vitamin B1
0.12mg
8%

Vitamin A
400IU
8%

Vitamin B6
0.12mg
6%

Iron
1mg
6%

Potassium
197mg
6%

Vitamin K
5µg
6%

Vitamin E
0.77mg
5%

Folate
18µg
5%

Zinc
0.62mg
4%

Vitamin B2
0.06mg
4%

Calcium
29mg
3%

covered percent of daily need
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