This is a recipe I created when I needed something to take to a family get-together. It can be made ahead, so you just grab it and go! You can prepare all ingredients and refrigerate separately, then mix together before serving, but this recipe keeps well too!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring water to a boil in a saucepan; add couscous and return mixture to a boil. Place a lid on the saucepan, reduce heat to low, and cook at a simmer until couscous is tender and the water is absorbed, about 10 minutes. Transfer couscous to a bowl.

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  • Heat a skillet over medium heat. Cook red bell pepper and yellow bell pepper strips in the hot skillet until soft and slightly charred, about 5 minutes; add to couscous and stir.

  • Whisk olive oil and lemon juice together in a bowl; season with salt and pepper. Drizzle oil mixture over the couscous mixture and stir to coat. Gently stir tomatoes, olives, and feta cheese through the couscous.

Nutrition Facts

365 calories; protein 7.9g 16% DV; carbohydrates 35.5g 11% DV; fat 21.7g 33% DV; cholesterol 14mg 5% DV; sodium 460.1mg 18% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (2)

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3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/15/2014
I made this recipe almost exactly as directed with only a couple of very minor changes. One, I diced the peppers instead of cutting them into strips and later quartered the tomatoes since that made them mix into the couscous much easier. Second, I cooked the peppers only until tender and not until charred since I don't like the charred flavor. Other than those simple differences, I made it as the recipe calls for and it was very delicious! It was really good both hot right after cooking and the next day as a cold salad. I highly recommend this recipe and will post a photo the next time I make it if no one has posted one by then. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/23/2014
We all liked it. Had 2nd helpings. Spouse said if you have to eat cous cous...... So a 3&1/2 rating. Would make it again. Read More
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