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Serves : 8
© Bill Bettencourt

How to Make It

Step 1    

Put the couscous in a bowl and add the boiling water. Stir in 2 teaspoons of salt, cover tightly with plastic wrap and let stand, stirring once, until the grains are plump and tender, about 1 hour.

Step 2    

Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a medium skillet. Add the corn, onion, coriander and caraway and cook over moderately low heat, stirring, until the onion is softened, about 8 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl and let cool.

Step 3    

Add the couscous to the bowl, along with the bell pepper, jalapeños, scallions and mint. In a bowl, whisk together the lime juice, canola oil, vinegar, honey and lime zest. Add to the couscous and toss. Season with salt and pepper and serve.


Israeli couscous is available at Middle Eastern groceries or by mail-order from Kalustyan's, 212-685-3451.

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Aggregate Rating value: 4

Review Count: 1

Worst Rating: 0

Best Rating: 5

Author Name: Amy Lyn Richards

Review Body: This is actually really good. The flavors were fresh and vibrant. l didn't have rice wine vinegar so I substituted it for unseasoned rice vinegar. I also added an extra table spoon of honey. A bit too much canola oil and I would suggest maybe grape seed oil instead ( but i did use canola) It was more than enough dressing so I decided to use only about half. This will be my lunch for the next 3 days.

Review Rating: 4

Date Published: 2017-02-07