Cucumber, Pepper, Basil & Oregano Couscous


250g couscous
400 ml boiling water
1 tbs Vegeta (vegetable seasoning)
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried oregano
1 sweet red bell pepper (finely chopped)
½ large cucumber (cubed finely)
3 tbs Carotino or olive oil
garlic granules to taste – optional


Place couscous, dried herbs and Vegeta in a bowl, pour over boiling water and leave aside till couscous absorb all water.
In meantime fry on oil red peppers for couple of minutes. I used Carotino for the nice orange colour.
Stir in couscous, cucumber and garlic, fry 1 more minute stirring constantly.

Serve 3-5 people as a side dish.

Your thoughts…

  1. How delicious! I’m always looking for ways to give my cous cous a flavour boost. It makes such a great staple and I love the flavours you’ve added here!

  2. I agree with Truffle. This couscous would have a delicious burst of flavour!Basil * oregano are an excellent choice for a flavour combination.

  3. Margot, you must be reading my mind. I was wondering what i can do differently with my couscous and here you are with an idea for me. Thanks!

  4. I love couscous and am trying to work it into winter cooking – great idea!

  5. I’ve added this to my list of couscous combos to make :)

  6. I recently tried couscous for the first time and I have been enjoying it. This sounds good.

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