Citrus Ginger Couscous

Side Dishes.

Citrus Ginger Couscous


Quantity Ingredients
1 tbsp (15 mL) vegetable oil
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 tsp (1 mL) each salt and pepper
1 sweet red pepper, chopped
1 tsp (5 mL) grated gingerroot
(or 1/2 tsp [2 mL] ground ginger)
1 tsp (5 mL) grated lime or lemon rind
1-1/2 cups (375 mL) vegetable stock
1 cup (250 mL) whole wheat or regular couscous
1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped cucumber
1/4 cup (50 mL) peanuts
2 green onions, chopped


  1. In small saucepan, heat vegetable oil over medium heat; cook onion, garlic, salt, pepper, sweet red pepper, gingerroot and grated lime stirring often, until softened, about 4 minutes.
  2. Pour in vegetable stock bring to boil. Stir in 1 couscous. Remove from heat. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes.
  3. Add cucumber, peanuts and green onions; fluff with fork.

Tip: For a unique presentation, pack couscous into 6-oz (175 mL) greased custard cups, ramekins or timbale rounds, then invert onto plates.

Makes 4 servings 

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