A hearty and healthy pearl( Israeli) couscous salad filled with vegetables and herbs.
Cut and chop all vegetable and fruit ingredients
Melt butter in the skillet and turn heat to medium.
Add chopped onion and bay leaf. Sauté for about 1 min to release flavors.
Add couscous and stir until it turns light brown, this takes about 3- 5 minutes.
Add 1/2 cup of the broth and cook for 5-10 (stirring every 2 minutes to avoid getting the couscous to stick to the sauce pan until the water evaporates and the couscous is soft). Add the remaining 1/2 cup of the stock as needed to achieve desired softness.
Add tomatoes, grapes, beans and parsley
*If you do not have vegetable broth, you can also substitute with 2 cups of water and 1 tsp of vegetable stock