|1/2 cup pearl couscous uncooked|
|1/2 cup roasted red peppers cut in small pieces (choose product with lowest sodium content or make your own)|
|1/4 cup flat leaf parsley chopped|
|2 tablespoons red onion diced|
|1 tablespoon garlic minced|
|1 teaspoon lemon zest|
|1 tablespoon lemon juice|
|1 tablespoon olive oil|
|1/8 teaspoon black pepper|
Suggestion: This is a side dish that can become a meal by adding a protein, such as leftover chicken or meat. The recipe can easily be doubled.
Cook the couscous according to the instructions on the package, leaving out the salt. Transfer the cooked couscous to a plate and place in the refrigerator to cool.
In a bowl, combine the cooked couscous, the peppers, parsley, red onions, garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice and the olive oil. Season with pepper to taste.