Saturday, August 10, 2013

Cherry Tomato Couscous - Nigella Lawson

This month, we are focusing on Nigella Lawson in Cook Like A Star.  I am having a blast going through the book, Nigella Kitchen.  Once upon a time, I put yellow stickies on the recipes that most appealed to me and have only cooked a handful of these so this is my time, to catch up and make some others.

I have been buying brown rice couscous since the celiac in the family prohibits us having "real" couscous.  I found this recipe and  decided it made an easy but filling dish.  I followed the directions from the box but used half vegetable broth and half water.  I think, I should have used all soup since it needed flavor.  


1 cup brown rice couscous
1 cup water
1 cup soup (it was too dry so I added another half of a cup of soup)
1 tablespoon grated fresh gingerroot
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon garlic, minced
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved

1 tablespoon fresh parsley or oregano

Put the couscous into a heatproof bowl and all the grated ginger.Add lemono juice and garlic. Give everything a bit of a mix before adding the hot boiled water. Cover the bowl, either with plastic wrap or a plate, and set aside.

Add halved cherry tomatoes and gently mix into the couscous.  Add the parsley or oregano.  Mix it all together.


Eat and enjoy.

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  1. Hi Chaya,
    I have made this too, and have used the regular couscous with 1 cup of water. My daughter loves it!
    We had this with roasted chicken.
    Thank you for linking!

  2. Hi Chaya,

    I know Nigella will be a favourite theme for most of us to cook. The only disadvantage is that we can only have her for just one month.... *sign*

    I like the convenience of cooking cous cous... it is always easy to cook and flavorsome to eat.


  3. Was planning to make this next!! You got lovely results!

  4. I haven't ever had couscous, I don't think. I need to try this. It looks tasty!

  5. It's a wonderful dish/salad
    I love Nigella's recipes, but in this case we make it the same way without her recipe
    And we LOVE it

  6. Couscous is such a great thing! If I'm in a rush, it's usually what I reach for. And I really like it with tomato. Thank you for linking, Chaya!

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