This blog post was sponsored by Better Bakery but the opinions are all my own.
Do you all love couscous? Traditional in North Africa, couscous is coarsely ground pasta made from semolina. It actually doesn’t have much flavor, but if you add some yummy extras, like tomatoes and bacon it will elevate the dish to another level. The whole wheat version, which I used in the recipe below packs 5-6 grams of fiber per serving too! So….let’s get onto that recipe!
Tomato and Bacon Couscous Salad
Doesn’t it look amazing? It’s really, really easy to create too. Here’s what you’ll need!
- 2 cups whole wheat couscous
- 3 cups chicken broth or vegetable broth
- 1/4 tsp kosher salt
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 handful of baby spinach
- 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
- 4 slices of bacon, crumbled
- balsamic vinegar and olive oil (optional)
Cook the couscous as directed on the box. I cooked mine with 3 cups chicken broth, 1/4 tsp kosher salt and 1 tbsp butter. Once cooked, pour the couscous in a fine mesh strainer and run under water to remove the excess starch. Otherwise your couscous will be very sticky.
Shake any remaining water from the strainer and pour the couscous in a large size bowl. Add tomatoes, bacon and baby spinach and toss. Optionally, before serving drizzle a bit of balsamic vinegar and olive oil over top. Enjoy!
We paired our tomato and bacon couscous salad with these amazing Better Bakery sandwiches. These new handcrafted artisan melts are amazing guys! We sampled the Chicken & Bacon Club and Cheese & Pepperoni varieties.
The Better Bakery artisan sandwiches can be heated in the microwave or oven and make a great, quick meal option for busy nights – or lunch too!
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The tomato and bacon couscous salad was a better side dish for our Better Bakery artisan melts! Everyone – including the boys loved the meal. We’re looking forward to trying other varieties soon.
What ingredients do you add to your couscous dish?