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.

Seriously!

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?

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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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