Mediterranean Bean and Couscous Saute
with kalamata olives / artichoke hearts / tomatoes / feta
Packed with some of our favorite Mediterranean ingredients, this white bean and couscous saute comes together in a flash.
Smarts: This is a great meal for using up leftover vegetables, so feel free to add in your favorites.
- Bell pepper, green - 1, chopped
- Bell pepper, red - 1, chopped
- Garlic - 2 cloves, chopped
- Parsley - 2 Tbsp, chopped
- Olives, Kalamata, pitted - 1/4 cup, sliced (sub any olives)
- Artichoke hearts, marinated in oil - 1 cup, chopped
- Tomatoes, cherry or grape - 1/2 cup, halved
- Beans, cannellini or butter (14 oz / 397 g) - 1 can, drained and rinsed
- Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
- Za'atar - 2 tsp
- Red pepper flakes (opt) - 1/2 tsp
- Couscous, cooked (ingredients listed separately) - ~3 cups
- Vinegar, red wine - 2 tsp
- Cheese, feta - 3 oz, crumbled
- Lemon juice - 2 tsp
- Stock, any type - 1 1/2 cups (sub water)
- Salt - 1/2 tsp
- Butter - 1 Tbsp
- Couscous, uncooked - 1 cup
- Make couscous - Combine stock, salt, and butter in a saucepan. Cover and bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Stir in couscous and cover with lid. Let stand for ~5 minutes before fluffing with a fork. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
- Bell peppers / Garlic / Parsley / Olives / Artichoke hearts - Prep as directed. Store separately. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
- Tomatoes - Halve tomatoes. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
- Beans - Drain and rinse.
- Heat a wok or skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil and then bell peppers to heated oil. Saute until soft, 3 to 4 minutes.
- Add beans, tomatoes, garlic, za’atar, and red pepper flakes and saute until garlic is fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes.
- Stir in couscous, olives, artichoke hearts, and vinegar and cook just until everything is heated through.
- Season couscous with some salt and pepper. (You can also add some more vinegar and / or red pepper flakes if you’d like.)
- Crumble feta over couscous and top with lemon juice and parsley. Enjoy!
This wasn't bad. I couldn't find Za'tar at my Vons grocery so I had to look online to find out what herbs/spices to mix to replicate it.0 Helpful
I really appreciate the way cooksmarts helps me get outside my usual comfort zone and ruts. This is quite different than anything I would normally make and I really loved the combination of flavors and textures. I did the prep ahead of time, which made it really fast to put together the day of.0 Helpful
This was really yummy. It had a lot of flavor and was easy to make.0 Helpful
Really surprised I liked this. Very different than other meals we make, but liked the change of pace.0 Helpful
Quick easy and delicious. I forgot to top with parsley but there were so many other great flavors that I didn’t miss it. Without the shrimp this could be a great side dish too.0 Helpful
it was delicious and easy to make will definitely make in the future thanks cooksmarts0 Helpful