{meatless monday : whole grain couscous with fresno and mini bell peppers}

8 Feb

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i haven’t written a meatless monday recipe in a while. i came up with this one by accident.

i love love LOVE fresno peppers. they are so full of flavour and yet mild enough in heat to not overpower most dishes. i also love couscous; it’s simple and easy to make and reheats well, so i will often batch-cook it.

i shared this dish some with a friend this weekend over brunch and she commented on how much she liked it, so i thought i would share the recipe. as i said, i sort of came up with this on accident… but i’m glad i did, as i’ll be sure to make it again in the future!

simple ingredients :

  • 1 cup couscous, 1 cup water
  • 3 fresno peppers, chopped
  • 5-6 mini bell peppers, chopped
  • olive oil
  • S&P

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this is a very easy recipe to make. simply saute peppers in olive oil until tender then pour in water. bring to a boil and add in couscous. remove from heat, cover and let sit for at least 5 minutes. fluff couscous with a fork and sprinkle in salt and pepper.

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i also added in some cumin because i’ve been experimenting with spices… and i really liked it in this dish!

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4 Responses to “{meatless monday : whole grain couscous with fresno and mini bell peppers}”

  1. Anthony Mark February 8, 2016 at 6:37 am #

    this looks delicious!

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  2. Briggy February 9, 2016 at 12:19 pm #

    Yum. This looks delish. I would probably add cilantro because I’ve been adding that to everything. *can’t get enough*

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    • cooking with audrey February 11, 2016 at 7:20 am #

      that sounds amazing!!! i will have to try that next time… i also LOVE cilantro! and i miss you!

      Like

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