Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Quick n Easy Cous-Cous Platter

When you have scraps in the fridge one of the best ways to use 'em is to create a light, healthy, quick-to-fix cous-cous platter.

You can buy cous-cous bulk in many supermarkets and health food stores. Nothing could be easier to cook:


1 part cous-cous
2 parts water with 1/2 tsp salt, or soup stock (I love Rapunzel brand vegan vegetable bullion!)
(1 c. cous-cous + 2 c. water will serve 3-5 people depending on whether this is a side dish or full meal)

Boil the water or stock, add the cous-cous, immediately turn off the heat. Let it sit for 5 minutes & fluff it up with a fork. DONE.

While the cous-cous is sitting there for those 5 minutes ... make this

Quick-n-dirty Tunisian cous-cous sauce:

1/2 cup canned tomato or 1/2 small can tomato paste (2 T?) diluted to 1/2 cup
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground clove
pinch of paprika
dash of cayenne pepper
a tiny dash of cider vinegar
a pinch of brown sugar

Put the ingredients into a pan and heat briefly until hot, DONE!

The fixin's
Fix up bowls or plates with whatever you have:

lettuce bed is nice with scoop of cous-cous in the middle
diced veggies from fridge
sliced avocado

Drizzle the sauce over the platter.


~~ilyse kazar