Sweet pepper couscous

Recipe from: 7/1/1999 12:00:00 AM
Ingredients 10
Servings 6
Time 10 minutes


  • 350
  • 600
    boiling water
  • 150
    olive oil
  • 1
    medium onion, chopped
  • 2
    red peppers, deseeded and chopped
  • 1
    yellow pepper, deseeded and chopped
  • 1
    lemon, rind and juice
  • 1
    orange, rind and juice
  • 2
    cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 30
    freshly chopped chives


10 minutes
Place the couscous in a large bowl and pour over 600 ml boiling water. Leave to stand for about five minutes or until the grains have absorbed all the water. Fluff up using a fork to separate the grains. Heat 30 ml of the olive oil in a frying pan, cook the chopped onion until it is just beginning to soften. Add the chopped red and yellow peppers to the frying pan and cook until light golden brown. Mix together the grated rind and juice of the lemon and orange, the remaining olive oil, crushed garlic, and salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste. Add to the pepper mixture in the frying pan, heat through gently, then add to the couscous. Stir in the chopped chives and adjust the seasoning to taste. Cover and keep the couscous warm in a low oven until you are ready to serve.

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