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Black Bean Couscous

Makes: 8  servings Start to Finish 20 mins


  • 1 tablespoon  olive oil
  • 1/2 cup  sliced green onions
  • 1/2 cup  chopped red or green sweet pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon  ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon  paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon  chili powder
  • 1/8 - 1/4 teaspoon  ground red pepper
  • 1 15 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 14 1/2ounce can vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 cup  quick-cooking couscous
  • 1/4 cup  snipped fresh cilantro


1. In a large skillet heat oil; add green onions, sweet pepper, and garlic. Cook and stir until vegetables are just tender but not brown. Stir in the cumin, salt, paprika, chili powder, and ground red pepper; cook and stir 1 minute more.

2. Carefully stir beans and broth into mixture in skillet. Bring to boiling; stir in couscous. Remove from heat. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Just before serving, stir in 3 tablespoons of the cilantro. Sprinkle remaining cilantro atop each serving.

From FitnessMagazine.com