Italian Couscous is an easy side dish recipe perfect for serving with any meal. Sun dried tomatoes, garlic and pinenuts spruce up the dish!

Tomato Basil Couscous Salad

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: couscous recipe, italian couscous
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 544 kcal

Tomato Basil Couscous Salad is an easy side dish recipe perfect for serving with any meal. Sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, and pine nuts give it a bold flavor. 



  • 1 heaping cup couscous
  • 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons basil leaves coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes packed in olive oil coarsely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts toasted


  1. In a medium saucepan, bring chicken broth and olive oil to a low boil.
  2. As soon as the water comes to a low boil, remove from heat and add couscous. Cover and set aside for 5 minutes.
  3. Remove lid and fluff with a fork. Add basil, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, and pine nuts. Fluff again. Cover for an additional 3 minutes.

  4. Serve warm and enjoy your Tomato Basil Couscous Salad!

Nutrition Facts
Tomato Basil Couscous Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 544 Calories from Fat 360
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 40g 62%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Sodium 208mg 9%
Potassium 2289mg 65%
Total Carbohydrates 40g 13%
Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
Sugars 22g
Protein 17g 34%
Vitamin A 13.8%
Vitamin C 28.4%
Calcium 7.1%
Iron 40.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.