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Pearl Couscous with Mint and Pecans

Yield
Servings
Prep time
30 mins
Courses
Entrée | Side dishes | Grain products
Special Diets
Vegan
Food Allergies
Dairy-free
Source

Adapted from www.thekitchn.com

Description

This recipe comes together quickly and is a nice dish to bring to potlucks (and picnics!)

Ingredients

1 red onion (thinly sliced)
3 Tolive oil
  salt
1⁄2 cpearl couscous
1⁄2 cwater (plus 2 tablespoons)
1⁄4 cmint (fresh, chopped)
1⁄4 cpecans (toasted, chopped)
1 Tvinegar (red wine)
  pepper (to taste)

Instructions

Sauté onion in 2 tablespoons of the oil over medium heat for 20 minutes, until soft. Sprinkle with salt and place in a serving bowl.
Boil water in a small pot and stir in the couscous. Cover with a tight-fitting lid, and remove from heat. Let sit for about 12 minutes, until the water has been absorbed.
Place the couscous in the serving bowl with the onion. Add the mint, pecans, a tablespoon of olive oil, and vinegar. Toss gently to combine. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Serve warm, or allow to cool to room temperature.