Cherry Tomato Couscous

Cherry Tomato Couscous

This dish can be served on its own for lunch or in a pita bread wrap if you have some left overs!

CAL P/SERVE
142
kJ P/SERVE
595
FAT P/SERVE
5.5g
CARBS P/SERVE
17.2g
PROTEIN P/SERVE
3.9g
SUGAR P/SERVE
7.2g
SODIUM P/SERVE
1010g
FAT
%
1.6%
ENERGY RDI%
6.8%

The health benefits of including more whole grains in our diets are many, particularly for those of us with weight loss goals.

Couscous is a whole grain which is very simple to prepare and is a perfect substitute for white rice in curries, stews and casseroles.

Ingredients

  • 200g couscous
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 punnet cherry tomatoes, sliced into halves
  • 1/2 red capsicum, finely diced
  • 1/2 small cucumber, deseeded and finely diced
  • 1/2 large carrot, peeled and grated
  • 2 tablespoons sliced spring onions
  • 1 tablespoon chopped mint
  • Sea salt and cracked black pepper to taste

Method

  1. Cook over low heat for 1-2 minutes until the Couscous is swollen and looks fluffy.
  2. Add the olive oil and lemon juice and mix through Couscous.
  3. Stir through cherry tomatoes, capsicum, cucumber, carrot, spring onions and mint.
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Nutrition Table

Servings:  2 Serving size:330g
Average Serve Average 100g
Energy 595 kJ 180 kJ
  142 Cal 43 Cal
Protein 3.9 g 1.2 g
Fat, total 5.5 g 1.7 g
- Saturated 0.7 g 0.2 g
Carbohydrate 17.2 g 5.2 g
- Sugars 7.2 g 2.2 g
Sodium 1010 mg 306 mg

This recipe was developed by Sharrelle Haywood and the Food Photography is courtesy of Factory59. In order to have permission to use this recipe on your website or blog, you must include a website link to weightloss.com.au with the recipe to acknowledge our copyright.

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