This quick and easy side dish from Eagle, Idaho’s Trisha Kruse is as tasty as it is colorful. The mild flavor makes it a great accompaniment to all sorts of entrees—especially those with Mediterranean flair.
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 15 min.
- 1/4 cup each chopped sweet red, yellow and green pepper
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1/3 cup chicken broth
- 1/4 cup uncooked couscous
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- In a small saucepan, saute the peppers, onion and garlic in oil until crisp-tender. Add broth; bring to a boil. Stir in couscous, salt and pepper. Cover and remove from the heat. Let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.
Nutrition Facts2/3 cup: 150 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 307mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.
Originally published as Confetti Couscous in Cooking for 2 Fall 2006