Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Summer Couscous Recipe

I know what you're thinking, "Why would I ever check Lauren's blog for a recipe? She's constantly complaining about cooking, and frequently blogging about how bad she is at cooking."

Well this recipe only involves boiling water, cooking couscous for 5 minutes and chopping vegetables. Even I can do that, well with practice; I should probably not tell you that I once burned couscous, I know I thought it was impossible too! I swear despite all my cooking mishaps that this is a good recipe , Charlie even commented; "This is the best thing you've ever made."

I made it up the recipe the other day when it was extremely hot and I wanted something like pasta salad but without the pasta, I also loosely based it on this recipe, but had next to none of those ingredients.

If you've stuck with me this long then here we go:

- Cook couscous and put into a bowl in the fridge to chill.
- Chop vegetables you like, here are the ones I used:
  • zucchini
  • summer squash
  • onion
  • green pepper
  • corn (you don't need to chop that, just cook it and drain out the water)
-Add veggies to your cooled couscous and add olive oil, balsamic vinaigrette dressing, sea salt, pepper, and feta cheese to your liking.
-Chill in your fridge (or if you are a rare mix of impatience, impulsiveness, and forgetfulness like me, you can put it in your freezer to chill faster and then forget about it in the freezer while you write this blog post and then have really cold, slightly frozen summer couscous for dinner.)

See I told you it was easy. But you wouldn't think so based on the state of our kitchen after making it:
Hope you trust me enough to try this out, it's really good, I promise!


**Edit: the bowl that I used was my Christmas present from Mary Lou, and I finally made something to put inside of it! Thanks Mary Lou!**


  1. sounds good! I make a similar variation - I add feta, olive oil, chopped greek olives, tomatoes, capers, etc. to the cooked cous cous - it is super easy which is why I love it!

  2. WE had a thrown together pasta salad the other night when it was too hott to cook anything else! I wish I had thought to do it with cous-cous.

    As I've told you before . . . I love that bowl!


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