Couscous & Cherry Tomatoes

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Healthy Vegetarian Recipe

Couscous & Cherry Tomatoes

Here, from Chef Vincenzo Della Polla, is a simple and savory recipe for whole-wheat couscous. Enjoy it for lunch, as a side dish, or as a hearty snack any time of day.
Course: Salad, Side Dish, Vegetarian
Cuisine: International, Vegan, Vegetarian


  • 1/2 red onion chopped
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano dried
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup couscous (whole wheat)


  • Lightly mist a medium nonstick saucepan with canola oil spray and pre-heat over medium-high heat.
  • Add onions to pan and sauté until softened, about 2 minutes.
  • Add tomatoes, garlic, oregano, black pepper, and water to pan, and bring to a boil.
  • Lower heat and simmer until tomatoes begin to soften, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, place couscous in medium mixing bowl.
  • Remove tomato mixture from heat and immediately pour over couscous. Cover and let stand 5 to 8 minutes, until couscous is tender and liquid is absorbed. Stir with fork to fluff before serving.