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This simple, crowd-pleasing side dish of browned-butter-toasted couscous & sweet cherry tomatoes comes together in one pot, equally perfect for a quick weeknight meal or a lazy afternoon picnic!

One-Pot Couscous with Burst Tomatoes

Mountain Cravings
This simple, crowd-pleasing side dish of browned-butter-toasted couscous & sweet cherry tomatoes comes together in one pot, equally perfect for a quick weeknight meal or a lazy afternoon picnic!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Side Dishes
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Servings 6
Calories 153 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 T. butter
  • 1 cup couscous
  • 16 oz. cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro minced
  • 1/2 t. onion powder
  • 1/2 t. garlic powder
  • 1/4 t. salt
  • 1/4 t. pepper

Instructions
 

  • Brown butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add couscous and toast in butter until light golden and fragrant.
  • Stir in tomatoes and broth. Reduce heat to medium-low and cover.
  • Cook, stirring often, until tomatoes have burst and couscous is al dente, about 15 minutes.
  • Stir in parsley, cilantro, and spices. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.
  • Let rest for 2-3 minutes to let the herbs soften, then serve warm or at room temp.