Friday, July 16, 2010

gingery turkey couscous

OK. This recipe is from a weight watchers cookbook. I took it to a barbecue at Taryn's once, and she approved. It would be delicious sans turkey, too, for the vegetarians among us.

1/2 c. couscous
5 teaspoons unseasoned rice vinegar
5 teaspoons soy sauce
1 garlic clove, minced
2 teaspoons minced, peeled fresh ginger (I use powdered's OK)
1.5 c. diced turkey breast
1.5 c. fresh broccoli florets
1 large red bell pepper, diced
3 scallions, sliced
1/4 c. chopped fresh cilantro (or equivalent amount of dried)

prepare couscous, let it cool (i usually stick it in the freezer for a little while)
whisk together vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, and ginger. mix everything together. eat!

notes: i often double the couscous, even though that's not so carb-friendly...


  1. Carbs, shmarbs, I would totally double the couscous. Of course, I'd also leave out the chicken, which totally makes room for extra couscous, right? But totally leaves out the protein. Hmm . . . maybe I'll throw some chickpeas in it.

  2. Hey, Lorien, this sounds good. I might have to try it - it would be a good excuse for me to learn how to make couscous for real. About ten years ago I got hooked on Near East couscous mixes, and I use them as a base for basically infinite variations, using whatever we have on hand, but the fact that it's pre-measured and pre-seasoned (although I do jazz it up) means I can't claim to know how to actually *make* couscous.

    Anyway, this looks like a good recipe.

  3. I will vouch for this recipe. I haven't made it yet but it was very popular at the cook-out that Lorien brought it to. It truly was extremely yummy :)