Grilled Sausage With Israeli Couscous and Escarole

Grilled Sausage With Israeli Couscous and Escarole IMAGE Author: Canadian Living Credits: Grilled Sausage With Israeli Couscous and Escarole IMAGE

Israeli, or pearl, couscous is boiled like pasta and can be served warm or cold. It is plump with a chewy texture, unlike the tiny granules of semolina couscous. Israeli couscous can be found near the pasta in the grocery store.

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine:September 2012

Ingredients

  • 4 mild Italian sausages
  • 1/2 red onion (with root end intact), cut in wedges
  • 1 cup Israeli couscous (pearl)
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 4 cups coarsely chopped escarole
  • 2 cloves garlic thinly sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil thinly sliced

Method

Place sausages and onion on greased grill over medium-high heat; close lid and grill, turning occasionally, until onions are slightly charred, 10 to 15 minutes.

Slice sausages in half lengthwise; grill, cut side down, until grill-marked, about 2 minutes.

Coarsely chop onion. Set aside.

Meanwhile, cook couscous according to package directions. In large bowl, toss together couscous, onion, 1 tbsp of the oil and vinegar.

In large skillet, heat remaining oil over medium-high heat; cook escarole, garlic, hot pepper flakes and 1/4 tsp of the salt, tossing frequently, until wilted, about 3 minutes. Add to couscous mixture and toss.

In same pan, heat tomatoes, shaking pan frequently, until softened, about 2 minutes. Add to couscous mixture along with basil and remaining salt; toss to coat. Serve with sausages.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Fibre 5 g
  • Sodium 979 mg
  • Sugars 6 g
  • Protein 22 g
  • Calories 542.0
  • Total fat 31 g
  • Potassium 809 mg
  • Cholesterol 53 mg
  • Saturated fat 8 g
  • Total carbohydrate 45 g

%RDI

  • Iron 19.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 41.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 8.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 19.0
  • Vitamin C 23.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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