Betty's Flavorful Couscous

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Apr. 25, 2016

Betty demonstrates how to make Flavorful Couscous. This is a healthy dish that can be used as a salad, a side dish, or an entire meal. It is also vegetarian/vegan.


Vegetable stock 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Uncooked couscous 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Chickpeas 15 1/2 Ounce , drained (garbanzo beans)
Red onion 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) , finely chopped
Ripe olives 2 Tablespoon , finely chopped
Sun dried tomatoes 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , chop (hydrated)
Fresh cilantro 1 Tablespoon , chop
Ground cumin seed 1 Teaspoon
Dried parsley 1/2 Tablespoon
Salt 1/2 Teaspoon
Freshly ground black peppercorns 1/2 Teaspoon
For dressing
Ground coriander seed 1/2 Teaspoon
Paprika 1/2 Teaspoon
Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
Lemon juice 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Lemon 1 (zested)



Bring vegetable stock to a boil. Pour over couscous. Cover and let stand until tender and liquid is absorbed (about 15 minutes). Stir, to loosen. 

Add chickpeas, red onion, ripe olives, sun dried tomatoes, cilantro, cumin, parsley, salt, and black pepper. Stir to combine. 

Make dressing by whisking together coriander, paprika, olive oil, lemon juice, and lemon zest. 

Pour dressing over couscous mixture and stir until everything in the mixture is coated. 


Serve immediately, or cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until serving time. 

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy