Friday, November 4, 2011

Couscous with Sun Dried Tomatoes, Mozzarella, and Pine Nuts

We're headed off to the mountains this weekend for a friend's wedding.  I'm so excited to get away for a couple of days and disconnect, go hiking, watch football, and go to the wedding - it's like the best of both worlds!  

But before we go, I wanted to pop in and share one of my most frequent side dishes with you.  If you don't have couscous in your pantry, you should for one reason - it takes 5 minutes to make.  Literally.  You boil water (or vegetable or chicken broth), add couscous, remove from heat and cover, and in 5 minutes you're done.  More often than not I doctor it up with whatever is in my pantry - my favorite way to make couscous is my version of Houston's Couscous.  This week, I made a combination that I thought was worth repeating and sharing. I think it would be a pretty side dish during the holidays because it's red and green!

What are you up to this weekend?  Doing anything fun?  Have a great weekend, see you Monday!

Couscous with Sun Dried Tomatoes, Mozzarella, and Pine Nuts
Serves 4

1 cup uncooked couscous
1 - 2 tablespoons of olive oil
1/3 cup sun dried tomatoes
1/2 cup diced buffalo mozzarella
1/2 cup spinach, chopped
1/4 cup pine nuts
sea salt & pepper

Boil a cup of water and add a little bit of olive oil and salt.  Add couscous, cover, and remove from heat.  Let sit for 5 minutes and fluff with a fork. 

In a large bowl, stir together all ingredients.  Garnish with more chopped spinach and serve.

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