Basilico Couscous Salad
Toasted Pine Nut
  1. 1 package (5.6 ounces) NEAR EAST® Toasted Pine Nut Couscous mix
  2. 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  3. 2 cups (packed) fresh basil leaves
  4. 1/2 cup red bell pepper strips
  5. 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  6. 1/2 to 1 teaspoon black pepper
  7. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  8. 1/2 pound sliced fresh mozzarella (optional)
  9. Cherry tomatoes (optional)
Preparation Instructions
  1. Prepare couscous according to package directions using olive oil, except add minced garlic with contents of Spice Sack.
  2. Coarsely chop half of the basil leaves.
  3. When couscous is done, lightly toss with chopped basil, red bell pepper, vinegar, pepper and 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  4. Spoon onto serving plate and surround with remaining whole basil leaves. If desired, arrange mozzarella and cherry tomatoes around edge. Serve with grilled assorted sausages, if desired.
4 Servings
10 Minutes
10 Minutes
Nutrition Information
Calories: 217; Total Fat: 8g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 320mg; Total Carbs: 33g; Protein: 7g;