Curried Couscous with Broccoli and Feta

  • sma1978 Posted: 08/29/10
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    I don't get it... I like all of the ingredients but just didn't like this dish. I don't know if I've ever rated a recipe so low but neither my husband nor I liked this. In fact, my husband didn't finish his. Now I'm not sure what to do with the leftovers.

  • cuteapron Posted: 12/05/10
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    This recipe was outstanding! I made it for a get together with friends who are true Italian foodies, so I was a bit nervous if this would go over well. But after their 3rd helpings I knew it was a success! Only changed a couple things, I blanched the broccoli and onion together, then added the raisins and carrots to the heat for a bit. I like the raisins more plump. Then just mixed it all together. Great warm, room temp, or cold. Will make again!

  • Fleurescent Posted: 03/26/10
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    So easy and so versatile. You could add almost whatever you had in the fridge, but I really enjoyed this combo in the recipe. I didn't have any chickpeas - used black beans. Would absolutely make again or make to bring somewhere - good summer dish too.

  • JasonM Posted: 02/11/09
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    I decided to try this recipe even though I was skeptical. I was pleasantly surprised. Even though the ingredient list was a tad lengthy, it was totally worth gathering them up and the preparation was very minimal. The taste was very exciting! I only made two changes: 1) I used whole wheat couscous and 2) I didn't have white wine vinegar, so I used 1/2 the amount of rice vinegar. Mmmm!

  • thuglett Posted: 01/12/11
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    This is a great dish to have on hand for easy lunches. I think it is a little heavy on the pasta and light on the veggies so the next time I make it I will adjust the ratio. Also, my red onion was very strong so I may try shallot instead.

  • SalemHouse Posted: 01/17/09
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    We followed the recipe, plus added some rotisserie chicken, and it was great. The flavors all complemented each other and blended well together. We'll definitely make this again.

  • bubby427 Posted: 06/27/09
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    Surprisingly tasty! I used whole wheat couscous and peanuts instead of cashews because that's what I had in the pantry. Great for a picnic or portable lunch.

  • kristylawson Posted: 09/10/09
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    Wow, this was so good. I left out the raisins, was a little short on cashews, and used a combination of rice wine vinegar, red wine vinegar, and white wine in place of white wine vinegar and added a little extra oil. My husband and I were both surprised by how filling and delicious this dish was, since we both like meat. The chickpeas and feta made it taste rich and I loved the vinegar tang. I'll be making this all the time, it's so quick to prepare too.

  • KeyLimePie Posted: 12/19/09
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    This was great. I saw my husband give me the eye when I told him what I was making and then he loved it from the first bite. I omitted the cashews and it didn't seem to be missing a thing. I'm sensitive to the flavor of red onion, so I used half the recommended amount and I thought it was perfect. I can't wait to make this again, and I would absolutely serve it to guests.

  • dmloss Posted: 06/07/10
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    This was great! I was skeptical about the mix of ingredients, but everything blended well together. The only thing that stood out was the broccoli; it didn't blend as well as I would like. I might try something else instead of the broccoli next time I make it. I followed the recipe exactly and will definitely make this again.

  • jackaleen Posted: 01/31/10
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    I def like this, but thought it could use a little more jazz to the whole flavor, so i added more ww vinegar and some lemon juice. I'd like to put more herbs/spices in next time...any suggestions?! I also used white beans and quinoa in place of couscous and chickpeas..worked fine

  • kerlseef Posted: 01/05/10
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    I've made this twice already. I LOVE it. First time I made it for my hubby and I. Second time I brought it for a Healthy themed potluck and the bowl was empty when I went back to pick it up.

  • MindyGoodall Posted: 05/24/10
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    Loved this recipe! My kids all ate it, and no complaints. I didn't have cashews on hand, but it was still great.

  • MeganCalPoly Posted: 12/13/10
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    This was so good! We ate all of it (between my husband, myself and our toddler). I forgot cashews, so we did w/out and still loved it. However I do think the cashews would give the dish a little more texture. But I'll definitely make this again. Oh, and very easy to make!

  • KitchenPoet Posted: 01/16/11
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    Wow! This was so delicious! I used whole wheat couscous because it provides extra fiber and protein compared to the regular couscous. But other than that, I didn't change a thing. It was so tasty! Served it with a side of shrimp which were marinated in a soy-ginger-lime marinade. It was great together.

  • JennieHeath Posted: 09/06/10
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    We all (Sunday outdoor supper party for 8) really loved it! I used bottled sushi ginger and in lieu of the white wine vinegar, I substitued sushi ginger liquid. Next time, I will blanch the broccoli (not steam) and add just before serving.

  • Hannelize Posted: 05/07/11
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    I have made this for years and we always love it - even my meat-and -potatoes-loving husband loves it. I add more raisins, but other than that, follow the recipe exactly.

  • bschable Posted: 07/05/11
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    Used this recipe with fresh farm vegetables (snap peas, kohlrabi, red pepper, and some jalapenos) and then put a little basil on top. The best vegetarian meal we've made!!

  • Uccella Posted: 08/17/11
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    I agree that broccoli doesn't blend that well over here. Will use cauliflower next time. I sauteed onion and carrots and olive oil, then added round cous cous and then added everything else. Great taste!Do not omit the nuts-it gives the dish peanuty taste.

  • aahartman01 Posted: 10/12/11
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    Tasty and delicious. I had no red onion or white wine vinegar so I subbed in green onion and rice wine vinegar. The dish was too spicy for the kids, but just right for the adults.

  • spokaneGirl Posted: 06/03/12
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    Love this. Easy to make and healthy. We added larger quantity of veggies than called for but have gone back and made it a couple times.

  • nomsdos Posted: 04/23/13
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    Good, not something I'd serve at any special occasion, but super quick and great for a weeknight meal. I adjusted it a bit: Replaced chickpeas with salted, curry powdered chicken, grilled in a bit of canola oil. I also added crushed red peppers and steamed all the veggies rather than just the broccoli and I added a bit more olive oil as it seemed a little dry (that is probably from too much couscous, I would reduce that next time). Simple, one dish meal with a different spin to what I usually make.

  • sharseuf Posted: 04/04/12
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    A great vegetarian meal - the whole family loved it. I put more raisins in than call for and substituted quinoa for the couscous because we prefer the flavor and it's healthier.

  • amandabyrd19 Posted: 11/04/13
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    This recipe just lacks in flavor. I did not have feta, but I made the rest of the recipe exactly other than that. A recipe should not rely on a cheese for flavor. The vinegar drowns out the little bit of curry and ginger. I would not make this again.

  • nmossberg Posted: 11/05/12
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    I have never made couscous and the grocery store had pearl couscous which I used. It took longer to cook, will follow the directions on the box next time. This was fantastic, I was eating it after dinner was over and I was putting the leftovers in the refrigerator. A definite repeat.

  • KCSeattle Posted: 11/12/12
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    This was so good!! We loved it. Will definitely make again.

  • BeccaCurrie Posted: 05/24/13
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    I made this for lunch today for myself and my 9 and 7 year old sons. My 9 yr old didn't like the twangy Feta taste... but liked everything else. My 7 yr old loved it, as did I. I tweaked the recipe though. I didn't use onion, ginger, curry or salt. I figured the Feta was salty enough for my taste buds. And I despise raw onions. Didn't have the other 2 on hand.

  • Saecca Posted: 11/15/12
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    If I could give 6 stars, I would! My husband and I loved this meal. I used Israeli cous cous (it was cheaper), so it changed the texture only slightly. I also used fresh grated ginger and I lightly toasted the cashews prior to combining. I served it with crusty French bread. A top vegetarian meal!!

  • vaanders Posted: 03/19/12
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    I followed the recipe exactly and honestly was not very excited about the results. Maybe I was expecting something different?

  • iwannabemartha Posted: 06/11/12
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    So cinchy to make and I can't stop eating it! Next time I'll add more raisins and more broccoli (which I cut up very small).

  • Hollander112 Posted: 06/28/13
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    Delicious, easy, and a great side. Easily doubled, a constant request in our family, both for summer BBQs or lobster bakes, and in winter. If you use Israeli couscous, increase water or chicken broth (either is fine, but I usually use broth) to 2 cups, and simmer for 10 min. Or until all the liquid is absorbed.

  • sevh51 Posted: 06/23/14
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    This was a tasty addition to our Meatless Monday meal list. I substituted Pearled couscous, but other than that, it was pretty good. I will be making it again!

  • SchuylerV30 Posted: 11/03/13
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    My whole family really liked this dish! My seven year old son said "Mommy, the recipe review was right, it is 5 stars!"

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