Couscous recipes

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    Almond Cranberry Couscous

    • In small saucepan, heat vegetable oil over medium heat; cook onion, garlic, salt, pepper, celery and rosemary stirring often, until softened,...
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    Apricot Almond Couscous with Chicken

    • Having a selection of dried spices on hand brings flavours from around the world to your table. For example, this salad features a...
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    Baked Couscous-Stuffed Onions

    • Baking the onions at a high temperature caramelizes them and turns them into sweet little vessels for a savoury couscous filling. Serve them as a...
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    Cajun Red Bean and Couscous Salad

    • Vegetables and beans add texture and colour to couscous salad.
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    Carrot Coriander Couscous

    • Couscous makes an ideal weeknight side dish because of its quick cooking time. Using whole wheat couscous gives a healthy boost of fibre.
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    Chickpea, Feta and Raisin Couscous

    • In small saucepan, heat vegetable oil over medium heat; cook onion, garlic, salt, pepper, chickpeas, raisins and cumin stirring often, until...
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    Citrus Ginger Couscous

    • In small saucepan, heat vegetable oil over medium heat; cook onion, garlic, salt, pepper, sweet red pepper, gingerroot and grated lime stirring...
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    • In saucepan, bring water and salt to boil; stir in couscous. Remove from heat; cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with fork.  
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    Couscous and Cheese-Stuffed Zucchini

    • This all-in-one entrée uses fresh herbs and vegetables that are available all year round. To make it a side dish, simply divide the filling among...
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    Couscous and Lentil Salad

    • This cool kitchen salad needs only boiling water to cook the couscous.
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    Couscous and Peas

    • In saucepan, bring 1 cup (250 mL) chicken stock and salt to boil. Remove from heat. Stir in frozen peas, zucchini and couscous. Cover; let stand...
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    Couscous and Three-Bean Salad

    • Vibrant vegetables and the healthful combination of grains and legumes make this packable salad a complete source of protein for vegetarians.
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    Couscous Bean Patties with Salad in Pita Pockets

    • Black beans and whole wheat couscous contribute soluble and insoluble fibres to these vegetarian burgers, which are tasty tucked into whole wheat...
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    Couscous Chicken with Orange Sauce

    • In skillet, heat half of the oil over medium heat; cook onion, garlic, paprika, cumin, half each of the salt and pepper, the cinnamon and cayenne...
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    Couscous Dolmades with Lemon Yogurt Sauce

    • A delicious twist on a Greek favourite, this hors d'oeuvre uses couscous in place of rice. Grape leaves are available at Greek, Middle Eastern,...
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    Couscous Pilaf

    • Couscous is sure to intrigue young cooks. You don't need to turn on the stove to cook it; just heat the stock in the microwave or use boiling water...
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    Couscous Pilaf

    • Israeli couscous, also referred to as pearl, Middle Eastern or maftoul, is a pearl-size pasta that cooks just like other pasta. Look for it in...
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    Couscous Salad

    • This tasty dish is easy to make — and happily waits in the fridge until needed. You can add 2 tsp (10 mL) dried mint to the dressing instead...
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    Couscous Salad with Artichoke Hearts and Black Olives

    • Pull couscous and a couple of cans from your shelf to whip up into an interesting dish. Then serve with sliced tomatoes and warm pita bread for a...
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    Couscous Timbales

    • In small saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion, carrot, red pepper, thyme, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until...
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    Couscous with Carrots

    • Fluffy couscous, mixed with shredded carrot for a little crunch then tossed with a simple fresh dressing, is so quick and delicious that it will...
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    Couscous with Chicken, Raisins and Pine Nuts

    • Steaming couscous makes it firmer and more pastalike than the usual soak-and-fluff method. Serve with hot sauce.
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    Couscous With Squash, Feta and Almonds

    • Squash adds a burst of colour and sweetness, making it a perfect pairing for the salty feta cheese in this dish. We suggest acorn squash, but use...
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    Creamy Chicken and Green Bean Toss

    • A few dollops of light sour cream are all you need to add richness to this dish. Israeli couscous adds texture, but you can substitute with orzo...
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    Cucumber Couscous Salad

    • Fresh and light, this crunchy salad is a delicious way to enjoy cucumbers all year round.
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    Easy Layered Lunch Salad

    • Packing salads in individual plastic containers or jars,  means that you won't need to include serving plates. If you're not on the go, create the...
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    Fennel Couscous-Stuffed Trout

    • Whole stuffed fish makes an elegant presentation as well as a nice, light dish in a multicourse meal.
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    Green Onion Couscous

    • In saucepan, bring  water and salt to boil. Stir in couscous and green onions. Remove from heat; cover and let stand for about 5 minutes or until...
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    Green Pea Lemon Couscous

    • In small saucepan, heat vegetable oil over medium heat; cook onion, garlic, salt, pepper, green peas, carrot and lemon rind stirring often, until...
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    Grilled Sausage With Israeli Couscous and Escarole

    • Israeli, or pearl, couscous is boiled like pasta and can be served warm or cold. It is plump with a chewy texture, unlike the tiny granules of...