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Couscous with Plum Tomatoes and Black Beans

Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 5 mins
Yield 4 servings.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup couscous, uncooked
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 (15-ounce) can no-salt-added black beans, drained
  • 2 cups chopped plum tomato (about 4 large)
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped purple onion

Nutrition Information

  • calories 286
  • caloriesfromfat 11 %
  • fat 3.4 g
  • satfat 0.4 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 12.4 g
  • carbohydrate 54.2 g
  • fiber 5.9 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 323 mg
  • calcium 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine water and salt in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil; stir in couscous. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 5 minutes. Fluff couscous with a fork; spoon into a large bowl.

  2. While couscous cooks, combine lemon juice, olive oil, and pepper in a small bowl, stirring with a wire whisk. Add to couscous, stirring gently. Stir in beans and remaining ingredients.

Cook's Notes

Chop the tomato, onion, and parsley while the couscous cooks. To chop parsley quickly, pack the leaves into a measuring cup, and snip the parsley with kitchen scissors until it's finely chopped.

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