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The Oh-So-Versatile Couscous

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How can I add flavor to my couscous?

The Oh-So-Versatile Couscous

Couscous is healthy dish that is often times a staple in many vegetarian diets. The key to enjoying couscous on a regular basis is to play around with its versatility and create exciting new dishes. Here is a charming variation of the dish that's sure to be a hit:

  • 3 cups water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3/4 teaspoon of oregano, dried
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 3/4 cup couscous
  • 2 (6 1/2 ounce) jars of artichoke hearts (quartered and drained)
  • 1/3 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, chopped

In a saucepan, combine water, bay leaf, oregano, salt, pepper, and olive oil. Bring the mixture to a rolling boil. Then, stir in couscous and return to a boil. Finally, cover the pot and remove it from the heat. Let it sit for 5 to 7 minutes. Finally, stir in the walnuts, artichoke hearts, parsley, and lemon juice.

*Serve the dish alone or on pitas.



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