3 Couscous Recipes :Moroccan Vegetarian>>Salad> Apricot

By | March 7, 2016

Couscous Recipe for Picnic or Packed Lunch. Are you still wondering about what kind of food that suitable enough to bring on your picnic? Is couscous fit with your picnic theme? Actually, couscous is good enough to choose as food for picnic. Couscous is delicious enough to be enjoyed in outdoor location. Beside of that, this food do not need a lot of time to prepare.

 Have you tried making it? Do you have problem with couscous recipe? If you have not ready with the recipe of this food, you can pick some of couscous recipe that we will share on this article. However, make sure to pay attention to what kind of ingredients that you need to prepare and about how to make it.

3 Phenomenal Couscous recipes


Basic Couscous Recipe

Apricot And Crispy Onion 

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1. Apricot and Crispy Onion as Combination.

Actually, the basic couscous recipe is so simple. That become the biggest reason why many people think this is not special food. However, you can turn that basic couscous recipe into something new with adding some ingredients, for example like apricot and crispy onion.Here is what kind of ingredients that you need to prepare for making this couscous recipe (6 servings):

  • Couscous 500 grams
  • Turmeric 2 teaspoons
  • Vegetable stock cube 1 pc
  • Cinnamon 1 teaspoon (ground)
  • Apricot 100 grams (dried and chopped)
  • Red onion 3 pcs (thinly sliced)
  • Caster sugar 1 teaspoon
  • Vegetable or sunflower oil 500 ml
  • Lemon 1 pc (zest and juiced)
  • Olive oil 2 tablespoons
  • Coriander small bunch (chopped)
  • Mint small handful (chopped)

How to Make 

  1. Start with boiling water in kettle.
  2. Tip the couscous into a large bowl with turmeric, cinnamon, apricot, and do not forget the stock cube. Season it, as you like. Pour over about 500 ml hot water on the bowl and start stirring it lightly. Cover the bowl with cling wrap for about 5 minutes.
  3. Divide half of the sliced onion and put it inside of the bowl. Pinch a salt and pour the hot water on the bowl.
  4. Prepare your saucepan and heat the oil. Fry the rest of the sliced onion.
  5. Drain the onion, which you have poured with hot water, drain the couscous too. Mix those two and do not forget to add zest lemon, and the entire herb you have prepared. Serve it with adding fried onion on top of it .
Vegetarian Couscous Recipe

Vegetarian Couscous Recipe

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2. Moroccan Vegetarian Couscous Recipe. 

If you prefer to eat all vegetarian food, then this Moroccan vegetarian couscous recipe is what you need to prepare. For preparing this couscous recipe, you must prepare the entire ingredients like (2 servings):

  • Almond 1/3 cup (sliced)
  • Olive oil 1 tablespoon
  • Mixed vegetable 3 cups (onion, cauliflower, carrot, etc)
  • Cumin 1 ½ teaspoons (ground)
  • Coriander 1 ½ teaspoons (ground)
  • Dry white wine 1 cup
  • Golden raisin 1/3 cup
  • Vegetable broth ¾ cup
  • Couscous 7 ounces

How to Make 

  1. Grab your skillet and start stirring the almond on it for about 4 minutes.
  2. Transfer the almond on a big bowl.
  3. Add oil to your skillet and start cooking the vegetable with cumin and coriander. Cook until the vegetable is soft enough.
  4. Add dry white wine to the vegetable, and boil it.
  5. Add broth and then cover the skillet partially.
  6. Simmer the vegetable and season it.
  7. Prepare the couscous with following the package instruction.
  8. Grab some of couscous on the plate and pour it with vegetable. Do not forget to sprinkle the almond before you serve it.
Couscous Salad Recipe

Couscous Salad Recipe

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3. Couscous Salad

Couscous is able to make as salad. Try making couscous salad with using our special couscous salad recipe. For making this couscous recipe, make sure to prepare ingredients like (4 servings):

  • Couscous 200 grams
  • Hot vegetable stock 270 ml
  • Tomato 4 pcs (chopped)
  • Sweet corn 340 grams (drained)
  • Cucumber ¼ pc (chopped)
  • Red onion 1 small size (finely chopped)
  • Apricot 6 pcs (dried and chopped)
  • Olive oil 2 tablespoons
  • Lemon ½ pc (juiced)
  • Parsley 3 tablespoons (chopped)
  • Sunflower seed 2 tablespoons

How to Make 

  1. Put the entire couscous on a big bowl. Add vegetable stock. Cover and leave that mixture for about 10 minutes.
  2. Grab another big bowl, start mixing the vegetable, apricot, olive oil, and pour it with the lemon juice. Season it and pour the mixture into the couscous, which you have drained.
  3. Add parsley and sunflower seed. Mix it properly and you are good to serve it.

The entire couscous recipe that we shared on this article is easy enough to make. Moreover, you are also able to add many more ingredients to enrich the taste of this food. Please tell us about what kind of other ingredients that you add to your couscous recipe.

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