cous cous recipes pls

Sarah - posted on 01/14/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )




I had to buy a bag of cous cous for a recipe I was trying (and it was yummy) so have most of a bag left in the cupboard. I'd never used it before but didn't mind it.

Does anybody have any ideas on how to use it?? (p.s. I don't like spicy or peppers/capsicums)



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Kim - posted on 02/15/2010




Couscous Salad

1 box flavored couscous (garlic or parmesan), cooked
1 can chick peas
1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
1/2 Vidalia onion, chopped
1 English cucumber, peeled, seeded and finely chopped
1 tomato, chopped
1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves, chopped
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup olive oil
2-3 limes, juiced

In a large bowl, toss all the ingredients with the olive oil and lime juice, to taste.

Karina - posted on 01/24/2010




in reply to my sweet potato and snow pea cous cous.....i serve it at room temp. but would be nice either way.


Karina - posted on 01/20/2010




this is a nice recipe for a bbq etc.........make the cous cous according to the directions on the packet but i always use chicken stock instead of water.

in the oven, roast some sweet potato (until browned)which has been diced and tossed with a little olive oil, also blanch some snow peas in boiling water until just tender.

mix these two ingredients through the cous cous (always use a fork so doesnt go lumpy) and make a quick dressing of equal parts honey and lemon juice with some finely chopped mint and a dash of olive oil.

it is fresh and yummy.

hope you give it a try.


Tina - posted on 01/17/2010




Creamy Couscous Breatfast pudding

1 1/2 c water

1 c couscous

3 c milk

2 tablespoons brown sugar

1/2 teaspoons grated organge zest

1/4 c egg white

1/4 c wheat germ

3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Cook couscous according to directions

2. whisk the milk and brown sugar and orange zest into couscous. Bring to boil over med/high heat whisking frenquently to break up any lumps. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook, stirring frequently until mixture is slightly thickened about 5 min. Remove from heat.

3. whisk together 1/2 c of the couscous mixture adn the egg in a small bowl. Return the mixture to the saucepan adn cover over low heat, stirring until the pudding is thick and creamy.

4. stir in wheat germ and vanilla.

(this is a weight watcher recipe!)

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I found a recipe by Sandra Lee (from Food Network) for a "Cool Couscous Salad" that I absolutely LOVE. It's basically chilled couscous with cucumbers, artichokes, tomatoes, and garbanzo beans mixed in. There's a light dressing made of olive oil, lemon juice, and juice from the canned artichokes. There's also chicken in it, but I've actually never made it with the chicken. :-)

Here's the link:

Aimi - posted on 01/15/2010




I add diced tomatos and make a lamb Curry make Cous Cous add diced tomato's and pile it on a platter make a hole in middle of Cous Cous and fill with chunks of Lamb Curry

Ruth - posted on 01/14/2010




I do a curried couscous dish with chicken--slice 1 onion, mince 2 cloves of garlic, and about 1 T of fresh minced ginger, 1 chicken breast cut in bite-sized pieces. Cook these all in a small quantity of oil in a large pan. Add 1-2 T curry powder (or to taste, I like a lot, you may want less), cook for a few seconds. Add 1 c chicken broth or lightly salted water, 1/4 c of raisins, and 2 T cashew, almond, or pistachio pieces. When water comes to a boil, add 1 c couscous, put a lid on the pan, and remove from heat. Let it sit for 5 minutes while I set the table, and then dinner's ready. You can add more water and couscous if you want it to stretch a little further--say, 1 1/2 c of each. Or, if you want to go vegetarian, use a can of chickpeas (garbanzos) instead of chicken.

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