Turn That Side Dish Into A Main Course
Couscous is usually considered a side dish. But add some beans and a delicious fresh tomato sauce, and you have a wonderful dinner in no time.
Couscous is one of my favorite side dishes for a few reasons. First off it's very easy to make. Second it's a nice change of pace from the more standard rice. There is one downside to couscous, though, I've always thought of it as a side. Thankfully Fine Cooking showed me just how easy it is to turn couscous into a main course. All you have to do is add some beans or fresh veggies, and you suddenly have a filling meal that's both delicious and ready in just a few minutes.
While you could mix any vegetables you like into the couscous, a can of cannellini beans and a healthy spoonful of some fresh, cold tomato sauce make this dinner light, healthy and a tasty choice everyone will love.
Couscous and beans with fresh tomato sauce
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