Linda McCartney was talented in so many ways……… This is one of her recipes with my additions at the end.
1 cup couscous
2.5 cups water boiled
2/3 cup olive oil
juice and grated zest of 2 lemons
1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and finely chopped
4-6 tablespoons freshly chopped mint
- Put couscous into a large bowl and pour boiling water into it. Stir for a couple of minutes and leave it until the water has absorbed and the couscous is tender, for about 6-7 minutes.
- Add the olive oil, lemon juice and zest and mix them in thoroughly.
- Stir in the chopped pepper, scallions and mint. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Note: Instead of yellow pepper, sometimes I use golden raisins. Or for a change, instead of mint and raisins, I may use parsley and pine nuts. Also, there are times I use stock ( vegetable or chicken) instead of water.
Serve with roasted vegetables or lemon chicken
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