1 cup large pearl couscous
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 garlic cloves (minced)
1 cup red onions (chopped)
Optional: 1 bell pepper (chopped, seeds and ribs removed)
½ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons lime juice
Optional: ½ cup raisins
Optional: 1 tomato (chopped)
½ cup basil, cilantro, or parsley (chopped)
Optional: vegetable broth
2 mangos (peeled, pitted, and cubed)
* I prefer champagne or honey mangos - they are sweet and not stringy
1. Prepare the couscous according to the package directions. For a more flavorful couscous substitute the water with vegetable broth.
2. Heat the oil in a large pan and saute the garlic, onions, and bell peppers.
3. Sprinkle in the salt and lime juice.
4. Toss in the raisins, tomato, and cilantro, parsley, or basil.
5. Turn off the heat and fold in the mangos. Drain excess liquids.
6. Serve immediately.
7. So simple to make, you should have your child or partner do it so you can relax, drink your wine, or read a book.
* Recipe from Amy M. Le's book "Snow's Kitchen."
* Photo credit: Margie Ogawa