Company Couscous

I have no idea why it is called this except maybe because it makes a lot??? Anyway, I was in search for a great couscous recipe for our dinner party. I love couscous but lately have found it can be a bit bland and I was worried my old stand by recipes would be too bland paired with our pork. So I searched and asked on the cooking board I frequent and was given this recipe! It was great! Paired very very well with our pork tenderloin and roasted asparagus!


1 cup couscous-I used ww
1 cup boiling water-I used chicken broth to up the flavor
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup diced red bell pepper
4 green onions, sliced
1 cup cherry tomatoes
1 cup fresh basil leaves
1 pinch salt
1 pinch ground black pepper
1 dash balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Stir couscous into boiling water and return water to a boil. Cover and remove pot from heat. Let stand 5 minutes, then fluff with a fork.
While the couscous is cooking, heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in garlic, green onions and peppers; saute briefly. Stir in tomatoes, basil, cooked couscous, salt and pepper. Mix together and transfer to a 1 1/2 quart casserole dish. Splash some balsamic vinegar on top.
Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven for 20 minutes. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese while still warm.


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