Photo Credit: Mel’s Kitchen Cafe
Couscous can be a busy home cook’s best friend. Seriously folks, it doesn’t get any quicker than cooking up a box of couscous and turning it into something special. I’ve used it in several different recipes, including salads, stuffings, and as a jazzed up side dish. It’s fairly easy to boost the flavor of couscous while you’re cooking it by substituting chicken (or veggie) broth for water or just adding a crushed garlic clove and a little olive oil into the cooking liquid. Adding chopped fresh veggies, herbs, nuts, beans or even dried fruits can really transform a pretty plain side dish into something everyone will love.
If you haven’t cooked with couscous before or are looking for a little dinner-time inspiration check out this roundup of 7 ways to cook couscous…and while you’re here share with us your favorite way to cook couscous!
Asian Couscous Salad 1 of 7Use shortcuts like slaw mix and sliced almonds to create this light and satisfying salad.
Make Asian couscous salad
Balsamic Chicken with Baby Spinach and Couscous 2 of 7A perfectly balanced meal.
Make balsamic chicken with baby spinach and couscous
Chicken Apple Sausage Couscous 3 of 7A great family dinner from Mel's Kitchen Cafe.
Make chicken apple sausage couscous
Confetti Couscous 4 of 7Comes together quickly and makes a great side dish to fish or chicken.
Make confetti couscous
Jeweled Citrus Spinach Coucous 5 of 7A couscous party on your plate.
Make jeweled citrus spinach couscous
Taco Stuffed Peppers 6 of 7Great twist on stuffed peppers from Lauren's Kitchen.
Make taco stuffed peppers
Sticky Sweet Tofu Cashew Broccoli Bowl 7 of 7The couscous in this dish brings all the flavors together.
Make tofu cashew broccoli bowl
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