Lentils and Pearled Couscous Meal

Lentils and Pearled Couscous
Lentils are very inexpensive and can help add variety to your diet.  While this healthy meal took a decent amount of time to prepare, it is very easy. Sometimes, I cook a large amount of lentils and then use them in different meals throughout the week.
cooked lentils
 Here, I cooked 1 cup of dried lentils for 25-30 minutes which yields 3 cups of cooked lentils. This is important to keep in mind because one cup of dry lentils doesn’t look like enough for multiple people. I sometimes cook larger amounts to last me the week and use lentils for other meals.
lentils sauteed with zucchini and tomatoes
 Then I mixed in sauteed vegetables with the lentils for added texture. I used tomatoes, onions, and zucchini. After setting the lentil mix aside.
Tony Chachere's Creole seasoning Tony Chachere’s Creole seasoning is the seasoning blend that I use on EVERYTHING, therefore, I naturally added it to this meal.
pearled couscous cooking
 I cooked a package of Near East pearled couscous. I followed the directions on the box but I recommend stirring frequently and cooking for less time because mine came out a little softer than I intended.
lentils and pearled couscous
 Finally, I threw everything together in a pretty bowl and ate!
How do you eat lentils?

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