Friday, March 13, 2009

my favorite... couscous

I love this dish.  I found it on allrecipes.com and adjusted it to our taste. I've made it several times over the last year or so - it is so refreshing and light and good for you... I think you're gonna like it.  This time I stuffed roasted red peppers with it, just for a little flair.  Pretty darn good.

1 cup of uncooked couscous (I used whole wheat and you can't tell the difference)
1 1/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
3 T olive oil
2 T fresh lemon juice
1 t red wine vinegar
1/2 t ground cumin
4-5 sliced green onions
2 medium tomatoes, diced
1/4 cup chopped cilantro or fresh parsley 
1 15 oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 green bell pepper, diced
1/2 cup reduced fat crumbled feta (optional)
salt and pepper to taste

Pour hot chicken broth over couscous and stir well.  Cover and let stand for five minutes.
Whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, vinegar and cumin.
Add onions, tomatoes, parsley, black beans and bell pepper to the dressing.
Combine couscous, vegetables, and feta.  Stir well.  Add salt and pepper to taste.

If you are stuffing peppers, slice in half and fill with couscous.  Serve chilled or at room temperature.

This tastes even better the next day - it's sorta hard for me not to eat the whole batch.

9 comments:

5thsister said...

Alright everyone, sing with me now:

Peppers and onions and fresh lemon juice...

Cilantro and black beans and ground cumin too...

Tomatoes, Greek feta, oil from olives...

These are a few of my favorite things!

Seriously, now. I have never made couscous (or orzo for that matter) and have been meaning to try it out. This just may be the recipe to get me to try it!

ChristineM said...

Another fabulous recipe! I was singing right along with you, 5th! :D Thanks for another great recipe!

Who am I? said...

Wow, a recipe deserving of a song? I have hit the big time! :) Thanks, ladies!

5th, watch out - couscous is addicting! (and so so easy)

Sarah said...

I have so got to try some of these recipes!! Yummo. Hugs from a fellow SITSer!

Shelley said...

Hey, saw you on SITs and stopped over to say hello. That meatloaf looks lovely.

Declutter Your Life said...

Stopping by from SITs. I love how you try to be healthy and keep your family healthy! I have got to try this recipe, sounds awesome!

ShoozieShoes said...

Perfect!! I was just trying to figure out what on earth to do with the container of Couscous in my pantry...

ShoozieShoes said...

Hey there! A little feedback on your recipe. I have made it at least 5 times since you posted it, and yes, I am addicted to couscous salad now. It is so quick and easy. And it is fabulous every time!

Nicole said...

I always use allrecipes.com; great site! Your dish looks so yummy. I have recently began trying new, healthier recipes. On my blog I have posted my weeks menu. You might like some of them.

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