This is a great side, or you can eat is as your lunch. It is just as good chilled as it is fresh off the stove. This is a very versatile side – it goes with just about anything !
190 calories per serving
1 c chicken broth
2/3 c couscous, uncooked
1 1/2 c peeled and chopped eggplant
1/3 c scallions, sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 T peanut oil or vegetable oil
15 oz can petite diced tomatoes, well drained
2 T chopped basil
1/2 c chopped toasted walnuts or almonds
Bring broth to a boil them remove from heat and stir in couscous, cover and let stand 5 minutes. Heat oil in skillet and cook eggplant and scallions 6 minutes. Add garlic and cook another minute. Then add in the couscous, tomato and basil and cook a minute or so to heat through. Finally add walnuts and serve immediately.