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Couscous for a side dish

Asparagus, Tomato, Basil Couscous

This couscous with asparagus and tomato, flavored with basil and lemon is a great Summer side dish.

Course Side Dish
Servings 4
Calories 210 kcal
Author www.highlandsranchfoodie.com

Ingredients

  • 1 Box Roasted Garlic & Olive Oil Couscous Lundberg Brand
  • 1 pound asparagus tough ends trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts toasted
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes halved
  • 1/2 cup fresh mozzarella cut into small pieces
  • 1/3 cup fresh basil chopped
  • juice of 1/2 lemon

Instructions

  1. Preheat grill/grill pan to medium-high heat. Drizzle asparagus with 1 tablespoon olive oil, season with salt & pepper. Grill 3-4 minutes per side, until charred & slightly tender (you still want a nice bite to it). Transfer asparagus to a cutting board and chop into small pieces. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, toss cooked couscous with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Stir in pine nuts, tomatoes and asparagus. Gently stir in mozzarella, & basil and squeeze lemon juice on top to finish off the dish. Season with salt & pepper and serve cold or at room temperature.
Nutrition Facts
Asparagus, Tomato, Basil Couscous
Amount Per Serving
Calories 210 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 11mg4%
Sodium 92mg4%
Potassium 395mg11%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 1370IU27%
Vitamin C 11.8mg14%
Calcium 105mg11%
Iron 3.3mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.