Flavorful Couscous and Veggies

Flavorful Couscous and Veggies

This recipe with Couscous is typically used as a side dish. But with other side dishes with it, it can very well be served as a main dish. You can make it as tangy as you like by adjusting more lemon juice. It is very easy to make, delicious to taste and healthy too! Enjoy!

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Flavorful Couscous and Veggies

Serves 2
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 10 minutes
Total time 15 minutes
Dietary Diabetic, Vegan, Vegetarian
Meal type Lunch, Main Dish, Side Dish
Misc Pre-preparable, Serve Cold, Serve Hot
Region Greek

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Couscous (original flavor)
  • 2 cups Celery (Peeled and finely chopped)
  • 3 Roma Tomatoes (finely chopped)
  • 2 - 4 tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 2 - 4 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 - 2 tablespoon Parsley (Fresh parsley finely chopped, or dry parsley flakes)
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 cups Water

Optional

  • 1/2 cup Cilantro (finely chopped)

Note

Serving Suggestions:
1) As side dishes, serve a Greek salad or canned pineapple cubes.

Options:
1) If you like this dish mushy, add more water while cooking.
2) If you want it dry, add just 1 cup of water.
3) For more tangy taste, add more lemon juice.
4) For a chili-hot taste, add 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper or 1/2 teaspoon of ground black pepper.

Directions

Step 1
Heat the water in a kettle until very hot.
Step 2
In the meanwhile, place a non-stick deep frying pan on the stove on medium heat. Add oil and heat a little.
Step 3
Add celery and cook for 3 minutes or until celery is cooked.
Step 4
Add tomatoes, parsley and salt. Cook for 2 more minutes.
Step 5
Add couscous to the mixture. Add one and a half cups of hot water from the kettle. Leave the pan on Low heat or Simmer for 2 more minutes or until Couscous is cooked.
Step 6
Add lemon juice and cilantro. Mix thoroughly.
Step 7
Serve hot. Or refrigerate and serve cold.
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