Why are there no photos to go this delicious creation do you ask?? Well, probably because they are residing safe and sound on my home computer, and I currently sit here at work in my cube.

photo of my office cube
My Cube at the office

(should I admit that I’m sitting at work writing on my blog??? I think it’s safe to say that very few people here read my blog – and the ones that do are most likely sitting in their cubes playing on facebook – therefore, yes, I do feel safe).

I’m still a tad unorganized since returning from our trip last week, and then we had super FUN company this weekend, so please forgive me and I’ll add photos at a later date….


  • 1 1/2 cups Israeli couscous (also known as pearl couscous – I get mine at Trader Joe’s, and I might add, that I just Love, Love, Love this stuff!)
    Trader Joe's Israeli Couscous
  • one 16 ounce can Cannellini Beans
  • 2 to 3 Roman (or other tomatoes or you can use a 7.5 ounce can of diced tomatoes)
  • 1/2 large onion, chopped into small pieces
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 to 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning (or plain basil, rosemary, or oregano)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cubes vegan bouillon
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Put 3 cups of water in a small pot on the stove to boil and add bouillon.
  2. When the water boils add the couscous. Cover the pot with a lid and lower the heat.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a separate pan and add the onion and garlic to saute. When the onion is translucent and browning, add the beans and tomatoes. Mix well.
  4. Stir in the salt, pepper, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning to the beans and tomatoes.
  5. Add 1 tablespoon of the lemon juice.
  6. Mix until everything is cooking evenly.
  7. When the couscous is ready (no water is left in the pot), pour it into the pan with the beans and tomatoes and stir.
  8. Adjust lemon juice and salt and pepper according to your taste.

~ Lita

Just for fun, here’s a photo of me and Pops from a few years ago. We were in Texas visiting an old family homestead during his family reunion.

Pops & Lita in Texas


1 Comment on Meatless Monday – Israeli Couscous with Beans & Tomatoes

  1. hehe. i do this ALL THE TIME. that’s when really lousy shots taken with my more portable camera come in. they’re always blurry! i’ve never had pearl couscous– time to hit TJ’s.

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