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Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Fresh As Freeze Dried Coriander and Broccoli Couscous



Adding broccoli crumbs and Fresh As freeze dried herbs and spices added  flavour and goodness to this speedy couscous which I created last night. 

The flavours of Fresh As freeze dried dried herbs and spices are quite intense and a little goes a long way so I would start with the quantities suggested and add more to taste.
Using chicken stock or vegetable stock instead of water, if you have some at hand, would also give a deeper flavour.
You could add some toasted walnuts as well.
Yo can also substitute hazelnut for olive oil which is more expensive but delicious.
And for a more substantial vegetarian lunch  add 180 gm of crumbled feta and increase the broccoli to 1 cup. This version will  need a couple more tablespoons of oil .

Ingredients
1 cup of couscous
1 cup of hot water
1/4 teaspoon of Fresh As freeze dried garlic
1 tablespoon of Fresh As freeze dried coriander powder
1/4 teaspoon of Fresh As freeze dried chilli powder
Enough broccoli to make 1/2 cup of broccoli crumbs when whizzed
3 tablespoons of olive oil
the juice of 1/2 a lime /lemon
Freshly ground salt and pepper salt and pepper

Method
Pour hot water over couscous
Leave to stand, covered,  for about 15 minutes util the water has been absorbed
Stir in the garlic, chilli, and coriander Fresh As freeze dried powders
Whizz the broccoli to make crumbs and add
Stir in the olive oil and lime/lemon juice and season to taste with salt and pepper

Any leftovers can be kept in the fridge for several days.



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