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Vegetable Pearled Couscous

Description

This light tuscan inspired couscous will make the perfect side dish for your next party. And because it’s packed with protein, your guests will thank you for the extra nutrition.   

Ingredients

(4 Servings)

Dressing:

-¼ cup apple juice

-¼ cup soy sauce

-¼ cup olive oil

-3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar

-2 Tbsp lemon juice

 

Salad:

-1 cup pearled couscous (uncooked)

-1 Tbsp olive oil

-2 medium garlic cloves, minced

-1 cup baby heirloom tomatoes, cut in half

-1 bundle asparagus, chopped

-½ tsp pepper

-½ tsp salt

-Fresh parsley

-1-2 packets of Plant Power Protein

 

Directions

Heat all dressing ingredients together over medium heat. Simmer for 10-15 minutes or until it begins looking saucy. In the meantime, cook the couscous as directed on the package and saute the garlic, asparagus, and tomatoes. In a large bowl, toss together the couscous, dressing, and Plant Power Protein. Add the tomatoes and asparagus and toss gently. Salt and pepper to your liking and finish with fresh parsley and a squeeze of fresh lemon.

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