I have delicious vegetarian Summer couscous for you today guys!
I know it’s been kind of slow here on the blog lately but I try my best to post as much as I can since I am still in Dubrovnik with my family and far away from all my props, backgrounds, tools etc. Also until today my little niece and nephew were here with us so I was enjoying the role of being the best aunt I can be and spoil them with ice creams, hugs, beach time, play time, cuddles, homemade cookies and pancakes etc… All those things are good for soul and I needed that time too, specially after all the stress of moving from Switzerland, finding a new apartment in a VERY short notice and so on…
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Let’s talk about this recipe for a minute. Actually there is not much to talk about as this recipe is simple as it gets but it’s also so delicious and perfect for summer lunch! I made it few times for my family and everybody loved it and that’s always a good sign. 😀 Couscous is such a great ingredient and makes a delicious meal in a short time and you already know that I’m all for simple quick recipes that don’t take too much time and long list of ingredients.
Couscous is a North African dish of small steamed balls of semolina, usually served with a stew spooned on top. It’s enough to mix it with some fresh tomatoes, good olive oil and salt, a bit of herbs and the lunch is ready, I prepare it often like this too. This is just a bit richer version as, besides tomatoes, I added cucumber, zucchini and corn and these flavours work so well together. I hope I inspired you for one of your next meals! 🙂
- 1 cup couscous
- 1 cup water
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 large zucchini
- ½ cucumber
- ½ cup corn
- 7-8 cherry tomatoes
- olive oil, salt, thyme
- Note: these quantities serve 2-3 people, if you cook for more just double up the quantities.
- Prepare couscous following instructions on packaging. Normally it's 1 cup of couscous into 1 cup of boiling water, remove from the heat and leave for 5 minutes to absorb all the water.
- Note: I always add a tablespoon of olive oil and a pinch of salt to the water.
- In the meantime cut one zucchini into small cubes, sprinkle with salt and sauté it on some olive oil until it softens a bit. Leave on the side.
- Prepare tomatoes and cucumbers (peeled first) by cutting them in smaller pieces.
- When the couscous is ready, mix it with prepared zucchini, cucumber, tomatoes cubes and corn, drizzle it with more olive oil, season with salt and add some fresh thyme.
- Serve and enjoy!
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