– Easy Recipe for Vegetable Couscous –
Couscous has gained a lot of popularity in the western world within the last recent years, it´s super easy to make, it has an extraordinary flavor, and you can add just about any toppings you want to it. Couscous is made from durum, which is a hard wheat, and it originates somewhere in the north african coast. Now, I have met and talked with so many people that have never eaten couscous or even heard of it, and honestly, it leaves me wondering why? I have been consuming couscous for years, and only because I love it, well also because it´s a dish that is literally done within 20 minutes! This recipe for vegetable couscous is a great introduction to couscous if you have never had it before. It is above and beyond easy to make and you can serve it as a side dish or even as a main course. Take a chance and try couscous, it is a beautiful grain that is healthy and will be a great new additon to your weekly meal plans. Watch the video below on how to make this vegetable couscous or print out the recipe card below. Salud!
Watch the Video Below on How to Make this Easy Recipe for Vegetable Couscous
Easy Recipe for Vegetable Couscous
- 1 Cup of Couscous
- 1 Cup of Water
- 2 Cloves of Garlic
- 1/2 Red Bell Pepper
- 1/4 Zucchini
- 6 Button Mushrroms
- 2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Spanish Olive Oil
- 1/2 Tsp Smoked Paprika
- Sea Salt
- Freshly Cracked Black Pepper
- Fresh Parsley
Finely mince 2 cloves of garlic, finely dice a 1/4 of a zucchini, finely dice 1/2 of a red bell pepper and thinly slice 6 button mushrooms
Heat a small sauce pan with a medium heat and add 2 tablespoons of extra virgin Spanish olive oil, once the oil get´s hot add the minced garlic, 30 seconds later add the diced zucchini and diced red bell peppers and mix everything together
After 5 minutes of cooking add the sliced mushrooms to the sauce pan, season everything with sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper and mix everything together, cook for about 2 minutes, then add a 1/2 teaspoon of smoked paprika, mix it with the rest of the ingredients and then add 1 cup of water into the sauce pan, season with a little more sea salt and turn up the fire to a high heat
Once you come to a boil, add 1 cup of couscous to the pan, lightly mix it with the ingredients, place a lid on the sauce pan and turn OFF the heat
After letting the couscous steam for at least 5 minutes, remove the lid and fluff up the couscous with a fork
Transfer to a plate and serve, garnish with some fresh parsley
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