Our taste testers loved the simplicity and full-flavors of this meatless entree from Heather Savage of Wood River Junction, Rhode Island. With its variety in taste and texture, we can see why her family lists it as their favorite!
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 medium zucchini, quartered lengthwise and thinly sliced
- 1 medium onion, finely chopped
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 can (15 ounces) white kidney or cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1-1/2 cups water
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup uncooked couscous
- In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add zucchini, onion and garlic; cook and stir 3-5 minutes or until zucchini is crisp-tender.
- Stir in beans, tomatoes and seasonings; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 3-4 minutes or until slightly thickened and zucchini is tender, stirring occasionally.
Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine water, butter and salt; bring to a boil. Stir in couscous. Remove from heat; let stand, covered, 5 minutes or until water is absorbed. Fluff with a fork. Serve bean mixture with couscous.
Freeze option: Freeze cooled bean mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little water if necessary. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as White Beans and Veggies with Couscous in Light & Tasty October/November 2007, p24
Full-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.
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