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03-19-2012, 10:05 PM
I can't believe I've never tried this before, but I picked some up, and am wondering what everyone adds to it.

What's the best stuff to add to couscous?

03-19-2012, 10:22 PM
I love it with crumbled feta and diced tomatoes. Yum!

03-19-2012, 10:32 PM
I usually take the already flavored kind haha.

03-19-2012, 10:32 PM
To cold couscous I add: slivered almonds, some shredded raw greens, a bit of goat cheese, roasted asparagus, lemon juice and a little olive oil. YUM

03-19-2012, 11:08 PM
1 cup apple juice
1 cup raisins and minced apricots (or 1 cup Del Monte Fruit bits and skip the chopping)

1/2 tsp curry powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup whole grain couscous (ex: fantastic Foods Organic Whole Wheat Couscous)
1.5 cups water
1 tbs olive oil
1 large apple, peeled, diced
1 medium onion, diced
1/3 cup chopped walnuts

1) Dump the fruit bits, curry powder, cinnamon, and apple juice in a bowl to soak.

2)Put the couscous and water into a microwavable bowl and nuke covered on high for 2 minutes,

3)Diced the onion and apple. Heat oil in skillet and sautee onions until onions are clear. Add apples and sautee a few minutes more.

4) Fluff couscous with a fork. Mix everything up together and garnish with walnuts. Serve. Makes approx. 6 fluffy cups or 5 1/2 packed cups.


03-20-2012, 08:06 AM
I love it with crumbled feta and diced tomatoes. Yum!

Yes! With the above also add a splash of olive oil, salt & pepper, green onions......

It's great cold or warm!

03-20-2012, 08:41 AM
Couscous is easily adaptable - remember, it's essential teeeeeeny tiny pasta. I cook it in a myriad of ways, just nothing saucy as it would get lost in a sauce. I cook veggies in a cooked down chicken broth and add in fresh parsley or dill and add it on top of couscous too (to add to the ideas above).