California Raisin Couscous with Vegetables

AuthorCalifornia Raisins
RatingDifficultyBeginner

Yields8 Servings
Ingredients
 1 couscous, plain
 ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil, divided
 1 Pint red pear or cherry tomatoes, cut in half
 2 heads fennel, bulb only, small dice
 1 English or hothouse cucumber, peeled, seeded and small dice
 ½ red onion, peeled, small dice
 1 cup California golden raisins or California raisins
 2 bunches Italian flat leaf parsley, picked and chopped
 ½ bunch cilantro, picked and chopped
 Juice of 4 lemons
 Salt and pepper; to taste
Procedure
1

Pour couscous into a large bowl or shallow rectangular pan. Bring 2 cups water to a boil. Drizzle 2 tablespoons of olive oil over couscous; pour boiling water to cover over all, mix with fork. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside for 5 minutes. Remove plastic wrap and fluff couscous with fork to remove lumps, and let cool. Add remaining ingredients and toss well; season to taste with salt and pepper. Reheat to serve.

Note: Make sure all ingredients are ready before making couscous. For variety, sprinkle crumbled feta cheese on top just before serving.

CategoryCooking Method

Ingredients

Ingredients
 1 couscous, plain
 ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil, divided
 1 Pint red pear or cherry tomatoes, cut in half
 2 heads fennel, bulb only, small dice
 1 English or hothouse cucumber, peeled, seeded and small dice
 ½ red onion, peeled, small dice
 1 cup California golden raisins or California raisins
 2 bunches Italian flat leaf parsley, picked and chopped
 ½ bunch cilantro, picked and chopped
 Juice of 4 lemons
 Salt and pepper; to taste

Directions

Procedure
1

Pour couscous into a large bowl or shallow rectangular pan. Bring 2 cups water to a boil. Drizzle 2 tablespoons of olive oil over couscous; pour boiling water to cover over all, mix with fork. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside for 5 minutes. Remove plastic wrap and fluff couscous with fork to remove lumps, and let cool. Add remaining ingredients and toss well; season to taste with salt and pepper. Reheat to serve.

Note: Make sure all ingredients are ready before making couscous. For variety, sprinkle crumbled feta cheese on top just before serving.

California Raisin Couscous with Vegetables