Sage-and-bacon countryside couscous

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PREP TIME

5 min

Makes

4 cups (1 L) for 4 servings

* PLUS Cooking time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1 small red onion , chopped
  • 1 unpeeled green apple
  • 2 cups chicken broth , or bouillon
  • 1 tsp dried sage leaves , crumbled
  • 1 cup couscous

Instructions

  • Cook bacon in a wide saucepan or deep frying pan set over medium-high heat until lightly browned and crisp, about 5 minutes. Remove to a paper towel to absorb fat. Add onion and apple to pan and stir-fry until softened, about 5 minutes. Add broth and sage and bring to a boil. (If using bouillon cube, add 2 cups/500 mL water and sage and bring to a boil. Add bouillon cube and whisk until dissolved.) Turn off heat but leave pan on burner. Stir in couscous, cover and let stand until liquid is absorbed, about 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Crumble bacon and toss into couscous mixture.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 299,
  • Protein
  • 11.5 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 48.3 g,
  • Fat
  • 6.5 g,
  • Fibre
  • 3.9 g,
  • Sodium
  • 501 mg.