Couscous with Smoked Cheese and Tomato Vinaigrette

Author: Canadian Living

Deli-supermarket smoked cheeses include Gruyere, provolone and Gouda plus the mild mozzarella. We recommend using the olive oil in the jar of sun-dried tomatoes because it's infused with the tomato flavour.

  • Portion size 6 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: March 2005

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup whole wheat couscous
  • 1 sweet yellow pepper diced
  • 2 green onions sliced
  • 3/4 cups finely diced smoked cheese
  • 3/4 cups finely diced firm tofu
  • 1 cup cherry tomato quartered
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil (or 1 tsp/5 mL dried)
Sun-Dried Tomato Vinaigrette:
  • 1/3 cup tomato juice
  • 1/3 cup vegetable cocktail
  • 3 tablespoons sun dried tomate oil
  • 1 tablespoon wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 sun-dried tomatoes finely chopped

Method

Sun-Dried Tomato Vinaigrette: In glass measure, whisk together tomato juice, oil, vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper. Add sun-dried tomatoes; set aside.

In large bowl, pour 2 cups (500 mL) boiling water over couscous; cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with fork. Let cool.

Add yellow pepper, onions and cheese; add vinaigrette and toss to coat. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.) Add cherry tomatoes and basil; toss to combine.

Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about

  • Sodium 220 mg
  • Protein 12 g
  • Calories 320.0
  • Total fat 13 g
  • Cholesterol 18 mg
  • Saturated fat 4 g
  • Total carbohydrate 40 g

%RDI

  • Iron 9.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 17.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 18.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 9.0
  • Vitamin C 62.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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