Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Tomato Couscous

Tomato Couscous

Total Time: 30 min
Prep Time: 25 min

1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes (not oil-packed), finely chopped
12 ounce green beans, trimmed
1 cup Israeli (pearl) couscous
1 pint grape tomatoes
1/2 cup pitted Kalamata olives
1/2 cup packed fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
1 lemon
2 tablespoons Champagne vinegar
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon sugar
1 can no-salt-added pinto beans, rinsed and drained


In small bowl, cover sun-dried tomatoes with hot water. Let stand.
Heat large covered saucepot of water to boiling on high. Fill large bowl with ice and water. Add green beans to boiling water. Cook 4 to 5 minutes or until crisp-tender; transfer to ice water. When cool, drain well. Cut into 1-inch pieces.
Cook couscous as label directs. Drain, rinse with cold water, and drain again.
Meanwhile, cut grape tomatoes in half and chop olives and parsley.
Into large bowl, from lemon, grate 1 teaspoon peel; squeeze 2 tablespoons juice. Stir in vinegar, oil, sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and freshly ground black pepper. Drain sun-dried tomatoes well; stir into mixture. Add beans, couscous, grape tomatoes, olives, parsley, and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and freshly ground black pepper. Stir until well mixed.

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