14 October 2012

Couscous salad












Sometimes I make couscous (I love it) and Esperanza loves too but really I dont remember if I posted some recipes maybe one.
Anyway looking my old cook magazines  I find this recipe for a salad and sounds delicious.
And I made it!  nice!
I ate alone but you can use the couscous like rice or potatos to serve with some meat or chicken but really alone is delicious.

I adapted this recipe from Revista Paula cocina  (año 2003)


Ingredients

2 cups couscous
1 tablespoon  of oil
2 tablespoon of butter
salt and pepper
1 cup of raisins
3/4 cup of almonds in slices
1 teaspoon of chopped mint
1/2 cup of dates in cubes (optative)


Method


In a saucepan  put three cups of cold water
oil  the curry  butter  and salt and dates.


Bring to a boil over medium heat and add the couscous  and mix.
Remove from heat cover and let stand 20 minutes.
Stir a bit with a fork and add the raisins.

Place in a bowl and place the couscous cool aqnd  fluff with a fork. and then  let stand before serving add almonds and mint.
Check the seasoning.





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EN ESPAÑOL

Ensalada de Couscous y curry





















Me encanta el couscous porque es suave y muy rico y se puede servir acompañando algo como carne o pollo o solo.
Esta receta la adapté de una Revista Paula cocina /(año 2003)

Ingredientes

2 tazas de couscous (viene en cajas)
1 cucharada de aceite
2 cucharadas de mantequilla
1 cucharadita de sal
1 pizca de pimienta
1 taza de pasas
3/4 taza de almendras en láminas
1 cucharadita de menta picada
1/2 taza de dátiles en trozos (optativo)

Preparación

En una olla colocar tres taza de agua fría
y agregar el aceite   la mantequilla  la sal  el curry y los dátiles.

Hervir el agua con los ingredientes a fuego medio
agregar el couscous y mezclar.
Retirar del fuego y dejar reposar por lo menos 20 minutos
Revolver y agregar las pasas.

Colocar en un bol y esponjar un poco con un tenedor agregar las almendras y la menta picada.

Revisar la sazón si necesita más sal.
Se puede servir tibio o frio.
 

82 comments:

  1. Looks yummy, Gloria! Fun to see a savory post from you :) xo

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    1. Ha! Thanks Lizzy
      Yes we eat savoy things too LOL xo

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  2. Yum! We love couscous! You can make it so many different ways! I love with vinegar and olive oil and veggies chopped in it! Curry would be good! I like to eat is alone, too!

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    1. I love with olive oil too Betsy and yes I love eat alone LOL

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  3. I love coucous too, and almonds, and raisins and mint sounds perfect with it. Thanks for the tip on how to make ricotta... let me go study it in detail, and I'd be sure to come back with questions.

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    1. You are welcome Mich any doubt you can ask:)
      Love couscous too !

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  4. Gloria this looks great! I love couscous salad and I haven't made it in so long. I will like this one for lunch!

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    1. Thanks Lyndsey and yes is nice for lunch !:)

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  5. nice...the almonds and mint are a great touch...we honestly dont have this much but i will share it with T and see what she can do...i hope you had a wonderful weekend gloria!

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  6. I love couscous, and with raisins and dates? Sounds fabulous!

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  7. I have never eaten couscous, it is on my list to try. Your recipe looks yummy.

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  8. Everything looks stunning and so tempting. You’ve really outdone yourself!

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  9. Sounds like a light and healthy meal, Gloria! The photos are inviting :)

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  10. Gloria, Couscous is something that I've had only rarely and that was in restaurants. This recipe sounds both simple and delicious! Thanks and Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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  11. That looks simple and tasty Gloria! Your photographs always make me drool. Good job! Love and hugs! xxoo

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  12. I use couscous a lot, love and it is so quick and easy. Take care Diane

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  13. I've never made couscous, looks nice!

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  14. A perfect salad to accompany just about anything, Gloria!

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  15. I like couscous with meat or fish and it is so easy to do. Very nice this salad. Looks fresh and yummy!

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  16. never had couscous, but I know it is rather difficult to make it tasty, since it is bland like rice. I know people in Tunisia eat it every day :)

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  17. I have never heard of that before. It looks kind of like rice. xo

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    1. Bama I think is better than rice! And is perfect with meat lol

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  18. Así la hacen en un restaurant de comida mediterranea cerca de mi casa que es exquisito, a ver si me queda igual.

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    1. Pilar te va a quedar super! Solo acuerdate que es super rapido y eso me encanta y los aliños tienes que ir probando a tu gusto!

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  19. Good Morning Gloria, Like you, I use couscous a lot, often in place of rice as we love it in our household. It's such an easy dish to make when your busy. I have found you via StoneGable OTMM and have become a follower. Have a lovely day. Best Wishes Daphne

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    1. Thanks Daphne and welcome to my blog
      I love more couscous than rice is easy and delicious!
      I will visit you soon!

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  20. Oh Gloria, that looks so yummy!!!
    XO Kris

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  21. Merhabalar, ellerinize sağlık. Çok leziz ve iştah açıcı görünüyor.

    Saygılar.

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  22. I always make it hot to go with the meat but it looks great as a salad. I will have to try it soon.

    Thanks.

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  23. Great textures and flavors in this couscous salad.

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  24. mint and dates, sounds wonderful. Thank You!

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  25. I love this couscous! Delicious!

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  26. Nothing beats couscous looks delicious x

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  27. Una ensalada deliciosa, querida Gloria. El color que le da el curry es muy bonito.
    Un abrazo

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    1. Gracias Nathy si tambien me gusta el color!

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  28. Adoro il cous cous. Che bella idea questa versione con la nota fresca della menta accompagnata dal croccante delle mendorle e il dolce di datteri e uvetta. Mi stuzzica un sacco. Bacioni, buona settimana

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    1. Grazie Federica ; baccio. Xo gloria

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  29. Your couscous sounds delicious. I'd never have thought of putting dates in. It's always uplifting to see your photos of meals outside - hard to imagine here with it being so dark, wet and cold.

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    1. Thanks Choclette well I try outside because I love natural light but when is raining I taked inside like Tiramisu thius day rained a lot!

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  30. lovely salad and your kids have great taste in food your a great mum

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    1. Thanks Rebecca Esperanza especially enjoyed she is a veggie LOL

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  31. y justo que tenia couscous guardado y no sabia bien como hacerlo =)
    pero tengo unas dudas...se agrega el couscous al momento de hervir el auga con los ingredientes, cierto?, si es asi, cuanot rato más (en el auga) se deja el couscous??...y al final, no hay que colarlo?? o se consume toda el aguita?? sorry, es mi ignorancia culinaria =P
    que estes bien!

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    1. Claro se agrega el couscous cuando ya hirvio el agua y ahi se deja reposar lo que dice la receta y ahi se puede pasar por un colador por si todavia tuviera agua.
      Ahi lo terminas de aliñar y lo puedes servir tibio o frio.pregunta no mas.xx

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  32. Wow that looks really good, try that I surely would.

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    1. Is healthy for you d.. I say Pat!lol

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  33. Perfect, Gloria! I have been looking for a recipe for couscous. The last batch I made was so bland. Ick! LOL

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    1. Thanks Elsie dear I knew NOW is only a boil LOL
      But this recipe is really nice!

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  34. Refrescante, ligera y deliciosa ensalada Gloria!!!

    Besotes.

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    1. Gracias Mayte me gustan las ensaladas con almendras:)

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  35. perfetto, bellissimo e gustoso!!baciiiiiiiiiiii

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  36. Dear Gloria, I love this salad with the dried fruit and nuts. A beautiful side and healthy. Blessings dearest. Catherine xo

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  37. I'd love to try this with quinoa--cous cous doesn't like my tummy!

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    1. Try with quinoa is amazing too I have some quinoa recipes but in next days I will make others!! xo

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  38. What a delicious preparation for couscous, Gloria! I love the use of mint and dates - I don't eat couscous often, but I'd like to give this version a try... Thanks so much for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Javelin I love almonds salad and couscous is really nice to me!

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  39. Moi aussi j'aime beaucoup le couscous et cette version me plait beaucoup.
    A bientôt

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  40. This looks like such a delicious salad! Just the kind of thing I'd want for lunch.

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    1. Thanks and yes Joanne is something I lov for lunch!

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  41. it looks simple and délicious!!!biz

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  42. Me encanta el couscous no sé porque no lo hago más seguido.
    Se ve deli, esta ensalada! besus!

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    1. Moon a mitambien me encanta pero se me olvida hacerlo
      cariños!

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  43. happy mid-week gloria....i hope it is going wonderfully for you...smiles.

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    1. Thanks Brian its going ok....I think lol
      hope yours is really nice!

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  44. Lovely salad, Gloria! I also love couscous!

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  45. Una ensalada deliciosa, a mi hija que adora el couscous le va a encantar! besos

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    1. A la Esperanza tambien le encanta es tan facil y deliciosa! besos

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  46. Ciao Gloria!
    Sono contenta di essere arrivata nel tuo blog!
    Mi piace molto e mi viene voglia di provare le tue ricette.
    Non ho mai cucinato il cous cous! Spero proprio di riuscire a prepararlo bene come il tuo!
    A presto!
    besos
    bianca

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  47. healthy n delicious salad with lovely presentation...

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