Asparagus Tomato Basil Couscous

serves 4

  • 1 package Archer Farms Roasted Garlic & Olive Oil Couscous
  • 1 bunch¬†asparagus (about 1 lb.)
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup toasted pine nuts
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup fresh mozzarella, cut into small pieces
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
  • juice of 1/2 lemon

Cook couscous according to instructions on package. Set aside.

Preheat grill/grill pan to medium-high heat. Drizzle asparagus with 1 tablespoon olive oil, season with salt & pepper. Grill 3-4 minutes per side, until charred & slightly tender (you still want a nice bite to it). Transfer asparagus to a cutting board and chop into small pieces. Set aside.

In a large bowl, toss cooked couscous with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Stir in pine nuts, tomatoes and asparagus. Gently stir in mozzarella, & basil and squeeze lemon juice on top to finish off the dish. Season with salt & pepper and serve cold or at room temperature.