Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Savory Vegetables over Tomato Couscous

This is a delicious recipe! It's easy to make, and the tomato-flavored couscous is delicious with leeks and artichokes.

This recipe was in a veg magazine a while back. Following is an internet version, with the adjustments I made. Happy Eating!!

Savory Vegetables over Tomato Couscous
28 Minutes to Prepare and Cook

Ingredients
1 lb. firm tofu, drained and diced
1 6-oz. jar marinated artichoke hearts
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. black pepper, divided
2 Tbs. olive oil
4 medium carrots, thinly sliced (1 1/2 cups)
2 medium leeks, white and light green parts thinly sliced (1 1/2 cups)
1 14.5-oz. can diced tomatoes
1 cup whole-wheat couscous
2 cloves garlic, minced (2 tsp.)

Directions
Makes 4 Servings

Combine tofu, artichokes and liquid, cumin, and 3/4 tsp. pepper in nonstick skillet. Cook over high heat 5 minutes or until liquid evaporates, stirring constantly. Transfer to bowl, and set aside.

Heat oil in same skillet over medium-high heat. Add carrots, leeks, and 1/4 tsp. pepper. Cook 10 minutes, or until carrots are tender and leeks are lightly browned.

Meanwhile, bring tomatoes and liquid and 2/3 cup water to a boil in saucepan. Stir in couscous, cover, and remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes, then fluff with fork.

Add garlic to vegetable mixture in skillet. Cook 3 minutes over medium heat, or until heated through and garlic is fragrant. Serve tofu and vegetables over tomato couscous.

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