White Beans and Couscous with Fresh Tomato Sauce

Start To Finish Time:
25 mins
Servings:
4

Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ cup boiling or very hot water

  • 1 cup whole wheat couscous

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 ounce no-salt-added cannellini beans (white kidney beans), rinsed and drained

  • ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese (1 ounce)

  • 2 tablespoon pine nuts,* toasted

  • 2 tablespoon snipped fresh basil

  • 1 Fresh Tomato Sauce

Fresh Tomato Sauce

  • 1 ¼ pound fresh tomatoes (4 medium), cored and chopped

  • ½ cup chopped fresh basil

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions

  1. In a large bowl or saucepan quickly combine the water, couscous, oil, salt, and pepper. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Stir in beans, feta cheese, pine nuts, and basil.

  2. Serve couscous mixture topped with Fresh Tomato Sauce.

Fresh Tomato Sauce

  1. In a medium bowl combine tomatoes, basil, olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper.

*Tip:

If you have walnuts on hand, feel free to substitute them for the more expensive pine nuts.