Recipe by the80srule
There's this delicious couscous mix I get at the prepared foods section of my favorite gourmet shop, and it inspired to make my own mix with my own couscous. This would make a nice alternative to oatmeal for breakfast, and a nice dessert with Middle Eastern flair. Creamed honey is really the absolute best for this but if you don't have it, don't fret-- just use regular honey of your choice. A beautifully flavorful dish that looks very complicated and elegant but is not at all hard to prepare, would be wonderful for dinner parties or international night.
Top Review by loof
Such a simple breakfast but really delightful! I used instant couscous and regular honey. I tasted the couscous mixture before I added the honey and it was fairly sweet already from the dates, so I used a bit less honey than called for. Easy breakfast treat that I really enjoyed - thanks for sharing the recipe! Made for the Best of 2013 event, recommended by Cookgirl
- 1 cup couscous (real couscous, not instant)
- 1 tablespoon tahini
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground cardamom (or 2 pods)
- 6 large pitted dates, chopped into pieces
- 1⁄3 cup slivered almonds
- 4 tablespoons creamed honey
Directions See How It's Made
- Bring 2 cups of water to a boil, and salt it a little. Add the tahini, cardamom and cinnamon blend it in, letting the flavors impart. Lower the heat and add the couscous, cover and let simmer for about 15-20 minutes.
- When the couscous is fully cooked, fluff it with a fork and drain any excess water.
- Put into a serving bowl and mix well with the chopped dates and almonds.
- Add the creamed honey and just stir and stir, like you're melting butter over rice. Sir like normal if using regular honey.
- Add extra cinnamon and cardamom to taste. Serve with hot mint tea and enjoy.