Couscous with Tomato and Pine Nuts for Dogs Recipe
Couscous is available in a variety of flavors. Select a spinach, tomato, or vegetable-blend variety for added kick. Couscous will clump when refrigerated, but you can easily crumble it with your fingers and reheat it with chicken broth or water.
YIELDS ► 2 servings
SERVING SIZE ► ½ cup
RECOMMENDED FOR ► Diet-friendly, Quick and easy
- 2 cups organic chicken broth, plus a little extra
- 2 teaspoons virgin olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1 cup vegetable-flavored couscous
- 1 tablespoon Romano cheese, grated
- 2 tablespoons canned chopped tomatoes
- 1 tablespoon pine nuts, lightly toasted
Pour the chicken broth into a saucepan and bring to a boil.
While the broth is heating, add the olive oil to a saucepan along with the chopped garlic and sauté until light brown.
Add the couscous, and cook 1–2 minutes until translucent.
Pour the boiling chicken broth over the couscous, cover, and let sit for 5 minutes.
Flake with a fork and gently stir in the grated cheese, chopped tomatoes, and toasted pine nuts.
Serve over kibble with extra chicken broth if desired.
Couscous is a coarsely ground semolina pasta that is a staple in many North African countries. Couscous is traditionally served under a meat or vegetable stew. Commercially packaged couscous has been steamed and dried, so the addition of boiling water or broth cooks the couscous almost immediately.