Mediterranean Couscous

This delicious side dish cannot be any easier to make.

1 cup couscous
1 tablespoon dried basil
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1/3 cup canned peeled roasted red peppers, drained and cut into thin strips
1/4 cup chopped pitted calamata olives

In a 2- to 3-quart pan over high heat, bring 1 1/4 cups water to a boil. Stir in couscous and basil. Remove from heat, cover, and let stand 5 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, vinegar, and garlic. Fluff couscous with a fork and stir in peppers and olives. Add oil mixture and mix well. Makes 2 to 3 side-dish servings.

Nutrition Information: Calories 315 * Calories from fat 23% * Protein 8.1g * Fat 8.1g * Satfat 1.1g * Carbohydrate 52g * Fiber 2.4g * Sodium 239mg * Cholesterol 0.0mg

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