Easy Couscous

So on my Facebook page, I asked for some input and my friend Carla had good input and said: Can’t you make us an easy dish on a weekly basis. Now on a weekly basis I don’t know yet, but here is the first recipe I want to share with you.

First of all let me tell you, I am not kidding when I say that about 5 years ago I was someone who could only make steamed fish Chinese style and I could make a lean ass egg omelet. That was about it. Slowly but surely the BF who loved to cook started asking my help in the kitchen and we loved it. Cooking together. It was our thing. He basically tricked me saying he would be the one cooking, but as it turns out, the BF is more of a weekend cook. So I was the one doing all the cooking during weekdays. Thats why I had to come up with some easy recipes, so here’s my  “Easy couscous”.

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Recipe Easy couscous

Ingredients
250 ml Chicken stock
200 gr Couscous
Chopped Cilantro
Olives (green or black) halved
Diced grilled Red bell pepper
Feta cheese – diced or crumbled while adding it to the bowl
Salt
Pepper
2 tsp Olive oil

Method
The ratio for making the cous cous is 1 part cous cous to 1.25 part chicken stock.
I stick to 100 gr of couscous per person, so depending on how many people, I add couscous accordingly.
Now make your chicken stock according to the package.
In a bowl, add the dry cous cous and add in your chicken stock. Stir well.
Cover and let sit for 15 minutes. Stir again and let it sit.
In the mean time you can cut your “filling”.
This time I chose feta, grilled bell peppers, green olives and cilantro (coriander).
Add in salt and pepper to taste and the olive oil to give it some shine.
Toss lightly and serve.

I usually combine it with a nice grilled fish or fish in a light tomato sauce.

Basically you can put anything in the dish to your liking and their are no exact measurements. Just do as you like, as long as you make sure your ingredients are balanced. Besides the combination above, another combination I make is sun dried tomatoes, mozzarella, pine nuts, grilled zucchini. But don’t forget about grilled egg plant, cucumber, spring onions / red onions that are also nice additions.

If you like this dish, also have a look at a “Warm winter salad”

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