Hubby and I agreed this would be 3.5 stars, so we are rounding up to 4. I made a mistake and threw in the quinoa instead of the couscous - WHOOPS!!! So I just boiled it for about 20 minutes to perfection. My stock and my veggies had plenty of salt and seasoning, but the end product was still a bit bland. We had some cucumbers/tomatoes in a dijon vinaigrette and found that the vinaigrette finished off this "couscous" perfectly. Added a bit of tang and more flavor. Problem solved! Made for ZWT8 for the Jammin' Jazzberries and our trip to Spain.
Wow. I have to say that I'm impressed! I typically don't care for chickpeas or cooked carrots, but I would eat this any day. The flavors blend beautifully, the recipe is really simple to make, and the result looks and tastes wonderful. I used homemade chicken stock, and cut the chili flakes to a pinch since my guests are heat wimps. I would advise tasting the liquid before you add the couscous, to make sure it is seasoned enough before you add the pasta. I make my stock without salt, and felt that the final dish needed more. My fault, but I should have tasted it to be sure. A lovely dish, and one I would definitely make again. Made for ZWT6.
Very nice with all the vegetables! I ate it for dinner and the next day added a little mayo and enjoyed it for lunch. Thanks! Made by a Looney Spoon Phoodie for ZWT#6.
This couscous is one of the best I made. So tasty. My son liked it. But his second bite, he probably got chili flakes so he didn't want it anymore. I'll probably do another batch of this recipe without the chili flakes, that way he will eat it. I omitted the parsley. And I used chicken stock. Thanks ~Leslie~ :) Made for New Kids on the Block tag game