A light side dish or a great lunch box salad. The addition of saffron makes it just interesting enough!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
additional:
35 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine warm water and saffron together in a bowl.

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  • Mix couscous and vegetable broth together in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Remove saucepan from heat, cover saucepan, and let sit for 5 minutes. Fluff couscous with a fork and transfer to a bowl.

  • Stir saffron mixture, celery, currants, olive oil, lemon juice, harissa, cumin, and sea salt into couscous. Refrigerate until chilled, at least 30 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Serves 4 as a side dish, or 2 as a main dish salad.

Chicken or beef broth can be substituted for the vegetable broth, if desired.

Ground red pepper or red pepper flakes can replace harissa.

Nutrition Facts

264 calories; protein 6.3g 13% DV; carbohydrates 42.7g 14% DV; fat 7.3g 11% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 236.3mg 10% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (3)

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Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2015
This is a lovely side dish or salad with African flavors. I think you could easily toss it with cooked chicken or shrimp for a main dish. I could not find harissa so I amde a mixture of a 1/2 teaspoon chili paste and six finely minced mint leaves. This turned out great in spite of me. I will definitely make this again. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2015
This is a lovely side dish or salad with African flavors. I think you could easily toss it with cooked chicken or shrimp for a main dish. I could not find harissa so I amde a mixture of a 1/2 teaspoon chili paste and six finely minced mint leaves. This turned out great in spite of me. I will definitely make this again. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/11/2015
Easy, re-heats well, and has a unique flavor. I used Israeli (Pearl) couscous, but it might be better with regular couscous. No harissa, so I used hot sauce. Saffron strands are really expensive in the grocery store - try to find it at a local market. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/06/2019
Yes and it was fun tastey and quick. Yum. It went great with the Moroccan lamb tagine. Read More
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