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Couscous with Tomatoes, Basil, and Onions: Spinach Salad Edition Recipe

Looking for an easy Couscous with Tomatoes, Basil, and Onions: Spinach Salad Edition recipe? Learn how to make Couscous with Tomatoes, Basil, and Onions: Spinach Salad Edition using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by lupeth

Makes 4 servings



A great side dish for any protein-based meal. Modified from weekofmenus.blogspot.com

Recipe Ingredients for Couscous with Tomatoes, Basil, and Onions: Spinach Salad Edition

1 1/2 cups boiling water
1 1/3 cups dry whole wheat couscous
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cups cherry tomatoes, sliced in half (depending on the size)
4 green onions, chopped
1/2 cup basil, chiffonade
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
4 cups baby spinach

Recipe Directions for Couscous with Tomatoes, Basil, and Onions: Spinach Salad Edition

  1. In a large bowl, pour in dry couscous, salt and olive oil. Carefully measure out 1 1/2 cups of boiling water and pour over couscous. Give a quick stir and find a lid to fully cover the bowl. Let sit and steam for 7 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile chop onions, basil and tomatoes and set aside. Take off the lid of the couscous, and using a fork, fluff up the couscous. Add tomatoes, scallions and basil and drizzle balsamic vinegar. Toss well with spinach for a tasty side dish.

Categories

Salads, Boil, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 287.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
269
Calories from Fat
42
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
4.7g
7%
Saturated Fat
0.5g
2%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
324mg
14%
Potassium
406mg
12%
Total Carbohydrates
52.3g
17%
Dietary Fiber
7.0g
28%
Sugars
3.5g
Protein
9.9g
Vitamin A 75% Vitamin C 36%
Calcium 8% Iron 18%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • High in dietary fiber
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin C
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