Spicy Southwestern Couscous
Couscous is a quick-cooking grain made from wheat. Most often itís prepared with Moroccan or Mediterranean spices, but here itís paired with fresh cilantro for Southwestern flavor.
- 3 Roma tomatoes
- 2 cloves garlic, peeled
- 1 serrano chile pepper, stemmed
- 1 Tbs extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves
- 1 Tbs fresh lime juice
- 1/2 tsp sea salt*
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1 1/4 cups couscous
- 2 scallions, diced
- In a food processor or blender, puree tomatoes, garlic, chile pepper, oil, cilantro, lime juice and salt.
- Bring water to a boil and add couscous. Cover and let stand for 15 minutes. Add pureed ingredients to couscous and top with scallions.
* Allergy notes: People following a corn-free diet should avoid iodized salt since it contains dextrose, which should be avoided by those allergic to corn.
Calories from Fat 23 (14%)
(4%)Total Fat 3g
(2%)Saturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Total Carbohydrate 31g
(10%)Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
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