White Beans and Couscous with Fresh Tomato Sauce

Start To Finish Time:
25 mins


  • 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 15 ounce can 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 recipe 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


  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.


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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

406 Calories
14g Fat
58g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 406
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 729mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 58g 21%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 20.7mg 103%
Calcium 131.3mg 10%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 605mg 13%
Folate, total 32.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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