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Couscous with Tomato Vinaigrette

Couscous with Tomato Vinaigrette

Couscous cooks in 5 minutes or less and can be served warm or cold.

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20 min
Prep Time
1 hr 20 min
Total Time



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


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


8 leaf lettuce leaves

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Bring water to a full boil in 2-quart saucepan. Stir in couscous and salt. Remove from heat. Cover; let stand 5 minutes.

  2. STEP 2

    Fluff couscous with fork. Place in large bowl; add carrot, currants and green pepper.

  3. STEP 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. STEP 4

    To serve, spoon couscous mixture onto lettuce leaves.

Nutrition (1 serving)

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