Saturday, June 25, 2016

Couscous and Cherry Tomato Salad Recipe

Here, from Chef Anthony, is a simple and savory recipe for whole-wheat couscous. Enjoy it for lunch, as a side dish, or as a hearty snack any time of day. The recipe is courtesy of Pritikin Longevity Center + Spa and will make 4 servings.

If you're trying to eat healthy, lose some weight and/or just looking for a different twist on a classic salad, this recipe is for you!

Couscous and Cherry Tomato Salad Recipe

1/2 red onion chopped
1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon oregano dried
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 1/2 cups water
1 cup couscous (whole wheat)

Lightly mist a medium nonstick saucepan with canola oil spray and pre-heat over medium-high heat. Add onions to pan and sauté until softened, about 2 minutes. Add tomatoes, garlic, oregano, black pepper, and water to pan, and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer until tomatoes begin to soften, about 3 to 4 minutes. Meanwhile, place couscous in medium mixing bowl. Remove tomato mixture from heat and immediately pour over couscous. Cover and let stand 5 to 8 minutes, until couscous is tender and liquid is absorbed. Stir with fork to fluff before serving.

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