Not so Spontaneous Couscous

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 18 mins

A woman I work with makes this for us for lunch all the time and I love it. So essentially I'm ripping off her own 'Spontaneous Couscous' combination.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute the onion in the oil in a medium sized pan, for about 10 minutes, on medium-low heat until the onions are lightly browned.
  2. Add corn, couscous, beans, raisins and water.
  3. Cover and cook on low heat 5-8 minutes, or until all the water is absorbed and couscous is soft.
  4. Add everything else: the zucchini, carrots, green onions, celery, red pepper and almonds.
  5. Season with salt and pepper. Mix well.
  6. Serve warm, or even better, refrigerate and serve next day cold.
  7. You can substitute other beans.
  8. Turtle beans work well.
  9. Navy beans too.


Most Helpful

Forgot to enter a 5-star rating with my review. This salad is the BEST!

Momknows1 March 26, 2016

Colorful, beautiful, healthy and flavorful - a trifecta! Lots of chopping but each item is in such a small quantity it really wasn't that much effort. Thank you!

Salesgirl November 24, 2008

Mmm...this makes veggies really palatable! AND my vegetarian roommate loved it! I will definitely make this again! I made this as indicated, but used canned corn (drained)...thanks for a tasty way to eat veggies!

godsjoyfulkid September 30, 2007

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