Recipe by KenzieKook
"Greek style Israeli couscous. So delicious!"
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pearl (Israeli) couscous
chopped sun-dried tomatoes
sliced Kalamata olives
crumbled feta cheese
canned garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
ground black pepper
white wine vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons
This dish was great. I have made something similar before with orzo instead of couscous but couscous is outstanding and looks very pretty on the plate. I did use whole wheat couscous, and because it is dark the other ingredients didn't stand out as much. Regardless, it was pretty to look at and delicious. I also used all chicken broth (3/4 cup) , no water. As is, this is a very light lunch but if you cook some chicken breasts strips on the side seasoned with salt and pepper you can make this a more filling dinner entree. I say "salt and pepper" because the flavors in this couscous are complex enough and a heavy seasoned chicken might be a bit too much. Of course, it depends on your own personal taste and that of your family. Opa!!
if this has chicken broth in it then it's not vegetarian.
My family enjoyed this. I made a few changes to appeal to the 12 and 10 year olds: skipped the olives, but added some finely diced red pepper which gave it a nice crunch. Also, I didn't have garbanzo beans, and used black beans instead. Overall, a nice, healthy side dish.
I doubled the recipe so that I would have enough to bring for lunches this week. I used all chicken broth instead of some water because I did not want to waste the rest of the can. I also only used a can of garbanzo beans, which was a little scant, because I didn't want to open a second for another ounce of beans. The results were delicious.
Super easy to make. The flavors are great and it's light and refreshing.
I used a sweet pepper instead of sun-dried tomatoes and I left out the olives. I added a little extra lemon juice also. :)
really delicious! added grilled chicken for a light main dish.
will definately make again! thanks!
This is delicious. Looking at the ingredients I knew we would like it, but I had no idea just how well it would come together. I used a full can of chickpeas and added more feta. Amazingly tasty!
mmm, the perfect side dish to a baked salmon and spinach dish. I followed one of the reviews and omitted the water and replaced it with more chicken broth. I also used whole wheat couscous and since I didn't have sundried tomatoes, I just used some homegrown tomatoes I had dehydrated. Absolutely delicious and I'm eating a bowl of leftovers right now. :) Next time I might add just a touch more broth.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/3 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 3
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 254
** Calories from Fat: 50
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