Roasted Tomato Olive Couscous

Roasted Tomato Olive Couscous


1 tablespoon olive oil
11/2 cups pearl (Israeli) couscous
13/4 cups water
1 cup marinated roasted tomato halves packed in oil, roughly chopped and 1 tablespoon oil reserved
1 cup roughly chopped pitted Kalamata olives
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
Salt and pepper to taste


Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Toast the couscous until it is light brown, about 5 minutes. Add the water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until the water is absorbed and the couscous is tender, about 10 minutes.

While the couscous is cooking, combine the tomatoes and their oil and olives in a large skillet over medium high heat. Sauté for a few minutes until the mixture becomes fragrant. Stir in the couscous, feta and parsley.

Season with salt and pepper before serving.