You won’t find boxed couscous this flavorful on the grocery store shelf. However, you will find all of the ingredients needed to make it.
Sun-Dried Tomato Couscous
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NUTRITION (per serving)
- salt substitute (substitution), low-sodium option
- Put all dry ingredients in a bag or container to be used in the backcountry. See meal prep tip below.
- Pack 1 Tbsp (14 g) olive oil in a leakproof container to be added when the meal is consumed. We recommend double bagging the oil in the event there is a leak.
- Add 6 oz (180 mL) hot/cold water to bag or container.
- Stir to mix well and let stand until fully rehydrated.
- Add 1 Tbsp (14 g) olive oil.
- Stir to mix well and enjoy!
MEAL PREP TIP
- We recommend using kitchen scissors to cut the tough sun-dried tomatoes to save time and effort.
- Total sugar (per serving): 5 g with no added sugar
- To reduce the sodium by 291 mg, replace the table salt with a salt substitute as desired.
- To reduce calories by 120, do not add the 1 Tbsp (14 g) olive oil. Although, the meal is more flavorful with the oil.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Aaron Owens Mayhew, MS, RDN, is a registered dietitian and ultralight long-distance backpacker with over 20 years of nutrition and backpacking experience. She’s also the founder and owner of Backcountry Foodie, online ultralight recipes and meal planning platform for backpackers. She also enjoys teaching hikers, like you, about backpacking nutrition via live virtual masterclasses. You can follow Aaron’s adventures in the kitchen and the backcountry via Instagram and Facebook.