Couscous, etc

Note to self: Avoid sitting on flimsy desks or you’re going to end up on the floor with a desk on top of you.

And that is painful.


Look at the pretty pomegranate seeds!

Fruity, Nutty and Cheesy Couscous

  • couscous
  • pomegranate seeds (so worth the trouble)
  • goat cheese, crumbled
  • pumpkin seeds, toasted of course
  • FRESH cilantro and/or mint, chopped
  • lime juice, preferably fresh
  • pomegranate molasses or, if you have no idea what the hell that is, just use balsamic vinegar (see UPDATE)
  • olive oil if you’re a “put olive oil in your dressing” sort of person, which I, being fat phobic am most obviously not

→Prepare couscous as directed on package (for an extra kick, use veggie stock in place of water). Fluff with fork after prepared.
Once couscous is ready, stir in dressing*
Add the cilantro/mint, pumpkin seeds, pomegranate seeds and goat cheese (no substitutions on the goat cheese!)
Stir until well combined.
Chill because this tastes horrible warm.

*NOTE: For every 1/2c of dry couscous, make a dressing of about 1/2T lime juice and 1/2T balsamic vinegar. I have no idea how much oil you would add seeing as how I try to avoid the stuff as much as I can.

The amounts of the other ingredients are relative to the flavor you want. For about 1/2c. dry couscous, I used about half a pomegranate, 4oz of goat cheese and 1-2T pumpkin seeds.

UPDATE (12/12/09): Something was off with this recipe so I tried adding some pineapple juice. It helped, but not all the way. You need something to offset the sour, orange juice perhaps?


One response to “Couscous, etc

  1. Nina December 8, 2009 at 1:42 am

    That sounds really good. I used to hate cilantro as a kid, and now I think it makes almost any salad like dish taste better!

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