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Garlicky Sun-dried Tomato Studded Couscous + Baby Food Memories

This post was created in partnership with Stonyfield. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.

Couscous is a fast cooking grain that easily takes on whatever flavors you pair with it. It’s wonderful to use when you need a speedy side dish.

Garlicky Sun-dried Tomato Studded Couscous

In this colorful side dish, couscous is infused with garlic, sun-dried tomatoes and red pepper flakes. Chopped parsley is stirred in at the end for a fresh finish.

I served this with another simple recipe, Honey Salmon in Foil. It was a great, easy dinner that was perfect for a busy weeknight.

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Bowl of couscous with sun-dried tomatoes and parsley.

Garlicky Sun-dried Tomato Studded Couscous

  • Author: Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen - Ashley Covelli
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Italian


In this colorful side dish, couscous is infused with garlic, sun-dried tomatoes and red pepper flakes. Chopped parsley is stirred in at the end for a fresh finish.


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  1. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over moderate heat. Add garlic, sun-dried tomatoes and pepper flakes and sauté until fragrant, 1-2 minutes. Add water and bring to a boil.
  2. Stir in couscous, remove from heat and cover. Let stand 4-5 minutes, add parsley and fluff with a fork. Enjoy!


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 206
  • Sugar: 1.4 g
  • Sodium: 90.3 mg
  • Fat: 4 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 36.4 g
  • Fiber: 2.9 g
  • Protein: 6.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: couscous, pasta side dish, pasta salad

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With an exhaustingly active 3-year-old in my house, it’s hard to remember the days when he first started eating solid food. I used to spend a day every week or two steaming and puréeing veggies and portioning them to stash in the freezer. It wasn’t as much work as it may sound like, and back then he gobbled up everything I gave him!

I also liked giving him things like bananas and avocados that could just be smashed up whenever he wanted to eat them.

Ian Avocado June 2012
Proof that (unlike today at lunchtime) he used to loooove avocados!

Another life saver back in the early days of mommying was Stonyfield’s YoBaby line, which is currently celebrating 16 years of deliciousness!

I love that all of Stonyfield’s products are organic with a nice variety of flavor options. The pouches are easy to transport and really come in handy when you’re on the go with a little one. Because you never know when someone will need a snack right.this.very.minute.

Stonyfield YoBaby, YoToddler and YoKids Pouches Review + Giveaway

He tells me his favorite flavor is blueberry, and I really like the fact that some of the flavors have both fruit and veggies in them. It’s easier to get kids to eat fruits than veggies a lot of times, but blending both together is almost guaranteed to be successful!

He still enjoys these YoBaby, YoToddler and YoTot pouches at snack time, breakfast and even for dessert.

Stonyfield YoBaby, YoToddler and YoKids Pouches Review + Giveaway

A lot of my friends have babies at home who are almost ready for the solid-ish food stage, and I hope they’ll enjoy these yogurt treats as much as my kiddo does 🙂

Ashley Covelli is a food photographer, recipe developer, and culinary instructor based in Ossining, New York. She loves helping people become enthusiastic and adventurous in the kitchen so that they can build skills and confidence to cook for themselves and their loved ones. She can almost always be found with at least 3 different beverages within arm's reach.

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