Friday, May 30, 2008


Last time I was at Costco, they had a variety pack of Couscous. I have been wanting to try couscous for a while, so I bought it. And I am glad that I did. It was delicious. I plan to experiment with it some more in the future. I would like to find it plain and in bulk, though. This recipe was an adaptation from the one on the box.

Pine Nut and Pesto Couscous with Fresh Zucchini
1 5.6 oz box of couscous
1 1/4 c. chicken stock
2 small zucchinis, sliced
1/4 c. pine nuts, toasted
1/4 c. fresh pesto
3/4 c. grated parmesan
1 tomato, diced
juice of 1/2 lemon

Toast the pine nuts in a dry skillet until lightly browned and set aside (I used the pine nut variety of couscous, but still used more pine nuts). In a medium saucepan combine chicken stock with seasoning packet (if using boxed couscous. If you use plain couscous, you will want to season with garlic, onion powder, salt, pepper and anything else that sounds yummy) and bring just to a boil. Add zucchini, cover and boil 1-2 minutes. Stir in couscous. Remove from heat and cover. Let stand 5 minutes. Gently stir in pesto, tomatoes, cheese, pine nuts and lemon juice.


Liz said...

that looks really good, your quite the cook, and with all your pictures, it motivates me to cook the same meal

Anonymous said...

That recipe looks good, it will be nice to try something different with couscous. We make a meal similar to one that Josh had on his mission. I will have to try and write down the recipe.

Jen said...

I wonder if the cannery has it? They are out of a lot of stuff lately, though.

Looks yummy as always.

The Farnsworths said...

I've heard that couscous is good, but have never known how to fix it. Thanks for the recipe! Maybe one of these days I will actually try it. Thank you for posting so many recipes with pictures! It motivates me to try them and get out of my cooking rut! See you at futsal tonight!:)