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Tomato Basil Couscous

Yield: 4 servings. 1-1/2 cups per serving.



Vegetable oil cooking spray
1 cup chopped onion
2 cups water
15-ounce can diced tomatoes, with juice
1 cup lentils
1/4 cup tomato paste
1 cup couscous
1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped
1 teaspoon granulated garlic
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

Lightly spray a Dutch oven with vegetable cooking spray and heat over medium high heat. Saute onion until tender- about 2-3 minutes.

Stir in water, tomatoes, lentils and tomato paste. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce to a simmer.

Cook until lentils are soft- about 20 minutes. Stir in couscous and basil. Allow to sit for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork and serve.