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Couscous with Lentils Tomatoes and Basil

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Category: Low Fat, Vegetarian

 Ingredients List

  • 2 tb Sauteing liquid
  • 1 md Onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 c Water
  • 1 c Vegetable-cocktail juice (I
  • Used V8 with a little
  • Picante sauce
  • Stirred in)
  • 1 c Brown lentils, rinsed and
  • Drained
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1 c Whole wheat couscous
  • 1 md Tomato, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 c Chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tb Grated Parmesan cheese
  • (optional)


Saute onion in liquid of your choice for 2-3 minutes or until tender. Stir
in the water, juice, lentils, and bay leaf; bring to a boil. Reduce the
heat to low; cover, and simmer for 30 to 45 minutes, or until the lentils
are soft but not mushy.

Remove the pan from the heat and discard the bay leaf. Stir in the
couscous, tomatoes, basil, and Parmesan. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes
or until the couscous is soft. Uncover and fluff with a fork to separate
the grains, serves 4.

This is from the latest Nutrition Action Newsletter, slightly modified to
remove margarine. It is very tasty.

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