Couscous with Lentils Tomatoes & Basil

Couscous with Lentils Tomatoes & Basil Category Cheese 
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Ingredients And Procedures

2 tb Sauteing liquid

1 md Onion, chopped

1 1/2 c Water

1 c Vegetable-cocktail juice (I

Used V8 with a little Picante sauce Stirred in) 1 c Brown lentils, rinsed and

Drained 1 Bay leaf

1 c Whole wheat couscous

1 md Tomato, coarsely chopped

1/2 c Chopped fresh basil

2 tb Grated Parmesan cheese

(optional) Saute onion in liquid of your choice for 2-3 minutes or until tender. Stir in the water, juice, lentils, and bay leaf; bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low; cover, and simmer for 30 to 45 minutes, or until the lentils are soft but not mushy. Remove the pan from the heat and discard the bay leaf. Stir in the couscous, tomatoes, basil, and Parmesan. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes or until the couscous is soft. Uncover and fluff with a fork to separate the grains, serves 4. This is from the latest Nutrition Action Newsletter, slightly modified to remove margarine. It is very tasty. Recipe typed by: Bob Simmons Converted to MM by Donna Webster Submitted By DONNA@WEBSTER.DEMON.CO.UK On WED, 01 NOV 1995 150036 GMT

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