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Couscous with sun-dried tomatoes: light and easy delicious side dish.

September 1, 2011 by  
Filed under Side Dish

Couscous with sun-dried tomatoes.
Recipe Type: side dish
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 20 mins
Serves: 4
Couscous is a wonderful versatile pasta, made of tiny grains of dough that are steamed. It hails from Morocco and northern Algeria, and is a staple throughout North Africa. It only takes few minutes to cook it and it’s so delicious with about any vegetables or dried fruits you mix in.
  • 1 cup instant couscous
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped finely
  • 2 zucchini , sliced
  • 1/2 red or yellow chargrilled peppers
  • 10 sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • handful fresh mint, chopped
  1. Bring 2 cups water to a boil.
  2. Throw in couscous and turn the heat off.
  3. Let stand for 10 minutes.
  4. In a frying pan, heat the oil.
  5. Add onions and zucchini and sauté until lightly browned.
  6. Add the peppers and sun-dried tomatoes.
  7. Stir in couscous.
  8. Stir in the orange zest, orange juice and chopped mint.
  9. Fluff and serve with grilled chicken.


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