Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Pineapple-Blackbean Couscous

1 cup whole wheat couscous
1 can black beans (about 1 - 2 cups)
1/4 pineapple, diced
1 tbsp butter
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tbsp rice vinegar (optional)
Salt and freshly ground pepper

What to do
Boil 1 cup water in medium sauce pan.
Add couscous and give a quick stir.
Cover and remove from heat.
Let sit covered for 5 minutes.
Add garlic powder.
Add beans.

Over medium heat, melt the butter.
Add the pineapple and saute until carmelized (about 10 minutes). Stir frequently to avoid burning.
Remove and place in couscous along with any extra sauce in pan.
Gently mix and season with salt and pepper.
Let sit for an hour before serving or put in fridge for later use.
Delicious cold or at room temperature.

Goes well with Jerk Chicken!


  1. What an ideal summer side! All of my favorite flavors. I might toss in a bit of cilantro. This will definitely be on our summer menu! Nicely done!!

  2. That couscous sounds delicious! I love the inclusion of pineapple... very interesting!

  3. Yum.... I love the addition of pineapple.