Black Bean Coucous

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Don’t you love it when your husband calls you at 3 pm to let you know that he and 2 friends would rather come over for a home-cooked meal than go out to a restaurant?! It’s in moments like these where I am thankful that I keep a chicken breast in my freezer and a stocked pantry of couscous, beans, nuts, and spices for last minute emergencies.

For dinner I can quickly whip up a Pistachio & Dijon Crusted Chicken {find the recipe here} from my frozen chicken and nuts. Then for my side dish, I found that by mixing a box of whole wheat couscous with a few pantry ingredients, I really had what looks like a fancy meal! So what did I add? Canned black beans, fresh parsley (or you could use chives if that’s what you have!), and then a yummy spice! My husband and his friends actually ‘oooh-ed and ahhhh’ed’ that the cumin really made it taste like fresh ‘Indian’ food! Score!

So next time you are in a bind and need a quick and easy side dish, this is a great healthy one!

FH Black Bean Couscous

Ingredients:

  • 1 box of whole wheat couscous
  • 1 can of black beans {unsalted and strained}
  • 4 tablespoons of fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons of Ground Cumin

Directions:

Prepare couscous as directed on the box. Heat black beans in the microwave on high for 2 minutes. Add all ingredients together in a bowl. Serve!

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