Recipe - Spicy Couscous

Egyptian Food and Recipes

Spicy Couscous


* 1 5-oz. package couscous

* 1/4 c. raisins

* 1 tbsp. olive oil

* 1 zucchini, cut in 1/2-inch pieces

* 1 cup carrots, grated

* 1/2 tsp. coriander

* pinch cayenne pepper

* 1 clove garlic, crushed

* 3/4 tsp. cumin

* 1 can garbanzo beans

* 4 tsp. water

* 1/4 c. pimento-stuffed olives, chopped and drained

* Parsley


Prepare couscous according to the package directions, adding raisins to the cooking water. Heat olive oil in a skillet and saut zucchini and carrots until tender. Then add coriander, cayenne pepper and garlic, and cook for 1 minute. Add the garbanzo beans, water and olives and cook for another 5 minutes. Add couscous and toss to mix. Garnish with parsley and serve.

Last Updated: June 7th, 2011