Leek & Cannellini Bean Couscous
Cannellini beans are a large white kidney bean which provide folate, iron and magnesium. 
Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups Cannellini Beans, dried
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
4 Garlic Cloves, minced
1/2 Med White Onion, finely chopped
1 Shallot, finely chopped
1 Leek, chopped
2 tsp Sea Salt
1 Tbsp Cumin
1 tsp Cayenne Pepper
2 cups Vegetable Broth
1 cup Whole Wheat Couscous
1/3 cup Cilantro, chopped
Instructions:Rinse then soak cannellini beans overnight. Dump soaking water, rinse again and refill pot about 2 inches over beans. Bring to a boil then simmer for about 45 minutes or until slightly tender. Do not overcook.  Drain and set aside.In a large pot heat olive oil over medium heat. Saute garlic, onion,shallot and leeks till tender.

Season with salt, cumin, and cayenne pepper and cook for 5 minutes. Add beans and broth, bring to a low boil, reduce heat and simmer for about 10 minutes.
Remove from heat and add couscous, stirring well.

Cover and let sit for about 5 minutes to allow the couscous to cook.  Garnish with cayenne pepper and serve immediately.

    Leek & Cannellini Bean Couscous

    Cannellini beans are a large white kidney bean which provide folate, iron and magnesium. 

    Ingredients:

    • 1 1/2 cups Cannellini Beans, dried
    • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
    • 4 Garlic Cloves, minced
    • 1/2 Med White Onion, finely chopped
    • 1 Shallot, finely chopped
    • 1 Leek, chopped
    • 2 tsp Sea Salt
    • 1 Tbsp Cumin
    • 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper
    • 2 cups Vegetable Broth
    • 1 cup Whole Wheat Couscous
    • 1/3 cup Cilantro, chopped

    Instructions:

    Rinse then soak cannellini beans overnight. Dump soaking water, rinse again and refill pot about 2 inches over beans. Bring to a boil then simmer for about 45 minutes or until slightly tender. Do not overcook.  Drain and set aside.

    In a large pot heat olive oil over medium heat. Saute garlic, onion,shallot and leeks till tender.

    Season with salt, cumin, and cayenne pepper and cook for 5 minutes. Add beans and broth, bring to a low boil, reduce heat and simmer for about 10 minutes.



    Remove from heat and add couscous, stirring well.

    Cover and let sit for about 5 minutes to allow the couscous to cook.  Garnish with cayenne pepper and serve immediately.

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