Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

A popular Middle Eastern restaurant in Raleigh NC, Neomonde is owned and operated by three brothers who make everything on site. I enjoyed eating there when I lived in Raleigh and I make it a point to stop by when I'm in town. I was pleased to see this recipe published in the local paper (News & Observer) and wanted to share. Cooking time is "soaking time"...

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a bowl, combine couscous, vinegar, olive oil, and water; let sit for 30 minutes. Couscous will absorb the liquid.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and stir to mix well.


Most Helpful

I end up doubling the vinegar and nixing the water. I also increase soaking time to 1 hour. I find that this version tastes closer to the couscous they make on Hillsborough St, which I like better than the taste of the Mooresville restaurant’s couscous.

El-Sig March 02, 2009

We love couscous in this house, and this recipe is no exception!I halved the recipe, then added a bit of extra water because the couscous was still a bit "toothy" after 30 minutes. This is great with dried mint, bet it would be outta sight if you used the fresh stuff. Thanks for sharing Impera!

oloschiavo December 19, 2006

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