Sunday, September 04, 2011

Spiced Pinenut Couscous

One of discoveries I had while on the no sugar/sauces diet was how I underused spices previously. My favourite spices at the moment would be curry powder, chili powder, tumeric and cumin.

Making couscous as a side dish one evening together with some lemon roasted chicken, I decided to spice things up a little (ha ha, my pun!) by using most of the spices in the above combination with some pinenuts and vegetables.

I love the yellow tinge of this dish as well. I was told recently that tumeric and cumin has an added benefit of cancer prevention.

Crazily addictive it was!

Spiced Pine nut Couscous (serves 4-5)
1 cup of couscous cooked in water directions on packet

1 zuchinni chopped finely
1 tsp of garlic
1 red onion chopped finely
2-3 chili padi (hehe, i do put chili in pretty much everything)
1 cup of corn kenels
1/4 cup of pine nuts
2 tsp of cumin
2 tsp of tumeric
1/2 tsp of curry powder

Saute garlic, onion and chili. Add zuchinni and corn. Toss in all the spices and coat well. You may need to add 1/4 cup of water if mixture appears too dry. Toss in pine nuts and toast till nice and brown. Mix mixture to couscous. Toss well.



newlywed said...

This looks great! My husband is crazy about couscous and I love coming across fun new ways to use it.

Missy said...

That looks so good! I think I will try it while replacing the Couscous w/ Quinao


Little Corner of Mine said...

Looks good, must be something with all the spices added to it.

noobcook said...

I'm quite suaku coz I've not eaten couscous b4, but it looks easy and yummy looking at ur recipe :)

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

look simple and nice.

lena said...

i really need to learn from ideas from you on cooking couscous, thanks daphne!

Quay Po Cooks said...

I love couscous salad a lot. It is such a flavorful healthy salad. I also like plain couscous with beef stew.

Joanne said...

This spiced couscous sounds delicious! I am always a bit heavy-handed with spices so I know I'd love this!

Mochachocolata Rita said...

how fragrant, colorful, healthy and must be tasty!

tigerfish said...

your fav spices are also mine!

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