Vegetable and Garbanzo Bean Couscous

Couscous is a featured grain in many regions of the Mediterranean. Enjoy this side dish as a complement to some grilled fish.

You’ll Need

  • 1 ¼ cups water or chicken broth
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup couscous
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1 cup cooked garbanzo beans
  • 2 small zucchinis, thinly sliced

Directions

  • Bring the water to a boil.
  • Add the butter, couscous, salt and pepper, garbanzo beans and zucchini.
  • Stir.
  • Cover.
  • Remove it from the heat and allow to stand 5 minutes.
  • Stir with a fork to fluff up and season with salt and pepper to taste.

 

Curried Couscous

There are so many nutritious and delicious grains out there and many are so easy to cook. Ever try couscous? Try this wonderful recipe that incorporates this really ancient and healthy grain today.

What you Need

  • 2 ½ c uncooked couscous
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 c. hot water
  • ½ c. butter (1 stick)
  • ½ c. minced onion
  • 3 ½ tbsp curry powder
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 6 drops Tabasco sauce
  • ½ c. Toasted Pinenuts
  • ½ c. currants

Directions

  • Place the couscous in a bowl.
  • Add the olive oil and rub the couscous with your hands to thoroughly coat each grain.
  • Add the hot water and stir well until the water is absorbed.
  • In a 10-inch saute pan, melt the butter over medium-low heat.
  • Add the onion and cook gently until it is soft, about 10 minutes.
  • Add the curry powder and cook another 2 minutes, stirring.
  • Do not brown the curry powder or it will become bitter.
  • Add the couscous, lemon juice, salt, Tabasco, pine nuts, and currants.
  • Stir well to distribute the seasonings.
  • Cook until couscous is hot and serve.

Note: This can be made up to a week in advance and reheated, covered, in a 350F oven for about 15 minutes.

Easy Vegetable Couscous Recipe

You’ll Need:

  • 1 ¼ cups water or chicken broth
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup couscous
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 cup cooked garbanzo beans
  • 2 small zucchinis, thinly sliced

Directions

Bring the water or broth to a boil

Add the butter, couscous, salt and pepper, garbanzo beans and zucchini.

Stir and then cover.

Remove it from the heat and allow it to stand 5 minutes.

Stir with a fork to fluff up.