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Tex-Mex Couscous Salad

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Course: Salads
Cuisine: Regional American
Bean type: Black Bean
Nutrition attribute: Vegetarian
Collection: Entertaining
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 210kcal
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  • 1 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 1 cup whole wheat Israeli couscous
  • 2 cups vegetable stock divided
  • ½ cup yellow onion small diced
  • 1 green onion chopped + more for garnish
  • ¼ cup cilantro chopped + more for garnish
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • ½ cup green pepper small diced
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
  • 1 14-ounce can whole kernel corn drained
  • 1 14-ounce can diced tomatoes with green chiles drained
  • 1 15-ounce can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce


  • In medium saucepan, heat two teaspoons olive oil. Add the couscous and toast for about 5 minutes, stirring often. Pour in 1½ cups of the vegetable stock. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer covered until all of the water is absorbed, about 12-14 minutes.
  • As couscous cooks, heat the remaining olive oil in a large non-stick skillet. Add dash of salt and onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion softens and starts to turn translucent, about 3-4 minutes. Add cilantro, garlic and green pepper. Cook until the onions and pepper are very tender.
  • Add corn, diced tomatoes with green chilies, black beans and taco seasoning and stir well. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes until the veggies are warmed through. Add remaining vegetable sauce, Worcestershire sauce and tomato paste. Allow mixture to simmer for 5-7 minutes, until slightly thickened. Add black pepper to taste.
  • Combine cooked couscous and vegetables; stir well. Garnish with cheese, chopped cilantro and green onion, if desired.


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Serving: 1g | Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 2.5g | Saturated Fat: 0.5g | Sodium: 365mg | Potassium: 355mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 6g | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 2.18mg