Whenever I talk about couscous I always get a few looks from people, like “what are you saying?” (It’s like saying goose-goose but with a “c” sound instead of a “g”.) I don’t know when I first had couscous but I love it! I find it to be so under appreciated because it’s so versatile, there are so many different ways you can eat it and so many different dishes it can go with, and the complete dish cooks in 5 minutes.
You can buy those box versions that add in the seasoning packets for you, but I much prefer making it myself so I can flavor it the way I want. This particular version includes minced cilantro and a little garlic for flavor, which is my favorite way to make it.
Let’s get started!
Start by bringing chicken broth to a boil in a medium saucepan, when it’s boiling turn off the heat and add in the couscous. Give it a quick stir and cover, let set for about 5 minutes. After 5 minutes the liquid will all be soaked in and all you have to do is fluff the couscous with a fork.
And that’s the hardest part of the whole dish!
Drizzle the couscous with some olive oil, sprinkle with a little garlic salt, a pinch of pepper and the minced cilantro. Give it a good toss and taste to make sure the flavor is vibrant.
You can even add in a spritz of fresh lemon juice if you’d like.
This is such a unique side dish to switch up those mundane weekday dinners. Enjoy!
- 1 cup Couscous, dry
- 1 cup chicken broth, or water
- olive oil
- 1/4 cup, or less, Cilantro, minced
- Flaky Garlic Salt, to taste
- Ground Black Pepper, to taste
- Bring 1 cup of chicken broth to a boil, add in the couscous, remove from heat. Stir quickly then cover and let set for 5 minutes.
- Add in the remaining ingredients and give a toss.