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: 544kcal
Author: Jessica Formicola
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. 
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  • 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


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


Calories: 544kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 208mg | Potassium: 2289mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 690IU | Vitamin C: 23.4mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 7.4mg