Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Sauteed Veggies & Couscous

I made a big batch of this couscous to take to work with me for lunch. It was super simple to make, filling and pretty versatile. Serve with hummus, cheese in a pita, in lettuce wraps or just by itself.

What you need:
1 cup of couscous
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
3/4 cup corn
1/2 cup mushrooms (fresh or canned)
1/4 red onion, diced
2 cloves of garlic, minced
salt and pepper to taste
olive oil

What you do:
1. Prepare the couscous according to the directons.
2. Saute the corn, mushrooms, onion, and garlic on medium heat for 5-8 minutes or until veggies are tender.
3. Add the cooked couscous, black beans, salt, pepper and a tablespoon of olive oil. Mix thoroughly and serve hot.

If you want to make some quick hummus, mix together a can of chickpeas, 2-4 tablespoons of the chickpea liquid, 2-3 cloves of garlic, minced and 3 oz low-fat cream cheese.