Couscous With Tomato Vinaigrette

Couscous With Tomato Vinaigrette
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Couscous cooks in 5 minutes or less and can be served warm or cold.
20 min
Prep Time
1:20
Total Time
8 servings

Ingredients

Couscous

2 cups
water
1 cup
uncooked couscous
1/2 teaspoon
salt
1 small (1/2 cup)
finely chopped carrot
1/2 cup
currants or golden raisins
1/2 cup
finely chopped green bell pepper

Vinaigrette

1 (5.5-ounce) can
spicy hot vegetable juice cocktail
2 tablespoons
chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon
red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon
vegetable oil
2 teaspoons
finely chopped fresh garlic
2 teaspoons
lemon juice

Garnish

8
leaf lettuce leaves

Directions

  1. Bring water to a full boil in 2-quart saucepan (4 to 5 minutes). Stir in couscous and salt. Remove from heat. Cover; let stand 5 minutes.
  2. Fluff couscous with fork. Place in large bowl; add carrot, currants and green pepper.
  3. Stir together all vinaigrette ingredients in small bowl. Pour over couscous mixture; mix until well coated. Cover; refrigerate at least 1 hour to blend flavors.
  4. To serve, spoon couscous mixture onto lettuce leaves.

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
140
Cholesterol
0mg
Carbohydrates
28g
Protein
4g
Fat
2g
Sodium
220mg
Dietary Fiber
2g

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