Bell Pepper Couscous

This was good, very heavy on the bell peppers. Leftovers make a good addition to chili.


1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 large clove garlic, minced
Half an onion (I used yellow)
3 medium red, yellow, green or orange bell peppers or a mix, finely diced
2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh oregano
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
2/3 cup couscous

Heat the olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat; add the garlic and onion and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add 2/3 cup water, the bell peppers, oregano, 1 teaspoon salt and pepper to taste, bring to a boil over high heat and cook until the peppers just begin to soften, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the couscous, immediately cover and remove from the heat. Let stand, covered, until the liquid is absorbed and the couscous is tender, about 7 minutes.

Transfer to a platter or large bowl and serve with lemon wedges for squeezing.

If it’s not moist enough, add broth. Don’t add too much salt.


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