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Whole Wheat Pearl Couscous with Pesto & Vegetables

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  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 cup Whole Wheat Pearl Couscous
  • 1-1/4 cups Water
  • 1/2 cup Pesto (recipe included or store bought)
  • 1/2 cup Zucchini diced
  • 1/2 cup Cherry Tomatoes


  • 2 cups Basil Leaves fresh, rinsed & dried
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 1 Garlic clove, peeled
  • 2 Tbsp Walnut Halves (or Pine Nuts or Almonds)
  • 1/2 cup Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese grated (optional)


Heat the olive oil in a 2-quart sauce pan over medium-high heat. Add Pearl Couscous and stir until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Slowly pour in the water. Lower heat and simmer gently with the lid on until liquid is absorbed, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in pesto. Stir in vegetables. Serve at room temperature. Makes 6 servings.
Pesto: Place all ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth. Scrape down sides of bowl as necessary to combine all ingredients.
Whole Wheat Pearl Couscous with Pesto & Vegetables


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