Tuscan Couscous with Lemon Basil Dressing

Dinner ready in just 20 minutes! Enjoy this lemon- basil dressed Italian pasta salad made using couscous, vegetables and Progresso® cannellini beans.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 20 min
  • ingredients 15
  • servings 12

Ingredients

Couscous

1
cup water
1/4
teaspoon salt
3/4
cup uncooked couscous

Dressing

1/4
teaspoon finely grated lemon peel
2
tablespoons lemon juice
2
tablespoons olive oil or vegetable oil
1
tablespoon chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
garlic clove, finely chopped
4
to 5 drops red pepper sauce

Salad

1
can (15 oz) Progresso® cannellini beans, drained, rinsed
1/2
cup chopped unpeeled cucumber
1/4
cup halved pitted kalamata olives
4
medium green onions, sliced (1/4 cup)
1
cup grape tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1 In 1 quart saucepan, heat water and 1/4 teaspoon salt to boiling. Remove from heat; immediately stir in couscous. Cover; let stand 5 minutes. Fluff couscous with fork.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in small nonmetal bowl, combine all dressing ingredients; mix well.
  • 3 In large bowl, gently toss cooked couscous, beans, cucumber, olives and green onions. Pour dressing over couscous mixture; gently toss until coated.
  • 4 Just before serving, add tomatoes; toss gently. Serve warm.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    100
    (
    Calories from Fat
    25),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    3g
    3%
    (Saturated Fat
    0g,
    0%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    0mg
    0%;
    Sodium
    130mg
    130%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    16g
    16%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    1g
    1%
    ),
    Protein
    4g
    4%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    4%;
    Vitamin C
    4%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    6%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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