curried couscous recipeCouscous is the crushed Semolina of durum wheat that is a staple food of North Africa. Though it is extremely popular in African society, it is also widely used throughout the world. This curried couscous recipe is a fabulous cultural mix of Italian, Asian & African cooking. It is a perfect dish for a ladies luncheon or bridal shower. I recently served it at a ladies baby shower and it was a huge hit.


1 1/2 Cups Uncooked Couscous
2 Cups Boiling Water
1 Cup Green Peas
1/2 tsp Curry Powder
1 Cup Dried Cranberries
1/4 Cup Chopped Basil
1 (15 1/2-ounce) Can Chickpeas (Garbanzos)

Pour boiling water over couscous. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with fork, add remaining ingredients.

1/3 Cup Lemon Juice
1 1/2 Tbls Olive Oil
1/3 Cup Orange Juice
1/2 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Black Pepper
1 Clove Garlic, minced

Combine all ingredients and mix. Pour over couscous mixture and combine.

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