Stir 'n' dine couscous

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PREP TIME

10 min

Makes

3 to 4 servings

* PLUS Cooking time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup dry couscous
  • 540-mL can lentils
  • 3 green onions , sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh coriander , or 1/4 cup snipped fresh parsley

Instructions

  • Bring water to a boil in a small saucepan. Add butter and salt. Stir in couscous. Cover and let sit 5 minutes. Then fluff with a fork. Meanwhile, rinse and drain lentils, thinly slice green onions and chop coriander. Stir into hot couscous. Serve with grilled chicken or salmon or enjoy on its own as a savoury snack.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 212,
  • Protein
  • 10.1 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 37.8 g,
  • Fat
  • 2.3 g,
  • Fibre
  • 4.4 g,

Couscous is a tiny granular pasta that doesn’t need cooking. We’ve paired it with lentils for protein punch and lots of coriander for Mediterranean flavour. It’s terrific with a vegetarian burger or Greek salad.