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Talk about rich and savory flavors! Our Moroccan fig, pine nut, and black bean couscous is hearty, delicious, and heart healthy to boot!
The Backstory: This is a truly special dish that has amazing depth of flavors from the rich, chewy figs, savory black beans, and the satisfying crunch of the pine nuts. It’s a perfect accompaniment to chicken, fish, or meat, and can stand on its own as a meal or rolled up into a wrap for lunch. It’s filling, hearty, and layered with satisfying flavors and textures. More of the Backstory after the recipe…
Moroccan Fig, Pine Nut, and Black Bean Couscous
- 3 cups vegetable broth
- 2 cups dry instant couscous
- 2 tsp. canola oil
- 1/4 cup onions, diced
- 1 tsp. fresh minced garlic
- 1/4 cup dried figs, chopped
- 1/4 cup pine nuts
- 1 1/2 cups cooked canned black beans, rinsed and well-drained
Bring vegetable broth to a boil and add couscous. Cover pot and remove from heat. Let stand, covered for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Put aside.
Heat oil in a non-stick fry pan and saute the onions and garlic.
Add the sauteed mix to the couscous, and then toss in the diced figs, pine nuts, and black beans.
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…The Backstory continues: You can find this recipe and many more in my latest cookbook, Healthy Meals for Your Busy Life. In my new book, I’ve created a collection of delicious and satisfying meals from Beef Brisket with Gravy to Lemon Poppy Seed Cake — that you can prepare in 30 minutes or less. I know you’ll love them and that they’ll leave you feeling full, satisfied, and happy that you’ve made healthful choices that don’t sacrifice on taste!