Couscous with Edamame, Chickpeas and Tomatoes

A nutritious and satisfying vegetarian main dish. Fresh basil adds the bright flavor of summer while the edamames lend a sweet, nutty and crunchy texture.


1 tablespoon olive oil

1 1/2 cups edamame, shelled (you can find frozen shelled edamames in most markets)

1/2 cup red onion, chopped

1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

3 large cloves garlic, minced

2 1/4 cups water, divided

1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped

1 (16 ounce) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained

1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes


3/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup uncooked couscous

1 cup feta cheese, crumbled

Honey Tips

How Honey Is Created

Honey is created when bees mix plant nectar, a sweet substance secreted by flowers, with their own bee enzymes.


In a large skillet heat olive oil. Add edamame, onion, and red pepper flakes. Sauté 3 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook 1 minute. Stir in 1/2 cup water, basil, chickpeas, tomatoes and honey. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and cook 10-12 minutes. Add remaining 1 3/4 cups water and salt. Bring to a boil. Stir in couscous until well incorporated. Cover, remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes. Sprinkle feta over the top and cover pan again. Let sit another 1-2 minutes until feta begins to soften.
Serves: 4