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Couscous with Tomato Vinaigrette
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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.

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