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Israeli Couscous with Tomato and Olives
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Total Time: 35 Minutes
Recipe Yields: 4
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  • 1 1/2 cups water(360ml)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher saltdivided
  • 1 cup Israeli couscous(150g, 5 1/4 ounces) pearl couscous
  • 4 cups baby tomatoes(600g, 21 ounces) cut in half
  • 1/2 cup kalamata olives(75g, 2 3/4 ounces) pitted, sliced
  • 1/2 cup minced shallots(67g, 2 1/4 ounces)
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic(5g)
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar(30ml)
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil(120ml)
  • 1 tablespoon minced parsley(4g)
  • 1 tablespoon sliced basil(2g)
  • black pepperas needed for seasoning


  1. Bring water and 1/2 teaspoon salt to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add couscous and reduce heat to a simmer.
  2. Cover and cook until the water is absorbed in the couscous, 10 minutes. Turn off the heat and let the couscous sit for 5 minutes, and then fluff with a fork.
  3. Combine the cut tomatoes, olives, shallots, garlic, red wine vinegar, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl.
  4. Heat olive oil in a large saute pan over medium heat.
  5. Slowly and carefully add the tomato mixture to the pan.
  6. Saute and cook until to tomatoes are softened and sauce forms, 8 to 10 minutes.
  7. Add the cooked couscous, parsley, and basil to the tomatoes, stir to combine.
  8. Taste and season with more salt and pepper as desired.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 305                           Calories from Fat 144
                                                               % Daily Value*
Fat 16g                                                             25%
Saturated Fat 2g                                           10%
Sodium 853mg                                             36%
Potassium 70mg                                            2%
Carbohydrates 33g                                       11%
Fiber 2g                                                              8%
Protein 5g                                                       10%
Vitamin A 65IU                                                1%
Calcium 22mg                                                 2%
Iron 0.6mg                                                        3%
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