Nutrition

Crazy for Couscous!

Crazy for Couscous!

Couscous is one of the most popular foods in the Mediterranean and a staple in the Sicilian diet. The fluffy grain can be eaten by itself or with meat and vegetables. It can even be made into a dessert sprinkled with almonds, sugar and cinnamon. It’s difficult to find in the U.S. but can be found in the ethnic food section of a large grocery store. It is one of the healthiest grain products and contains more vitamins than pasta. Couscous contains twice as much folate, riboflavin, vitamin B6 and niacin. Read on to see how you can make a delicious dessert! Trust me, you won’t be going to Ben and Jerry’s anytime soon.

Ingredients:

2 cups of couscous (usually comes in a box in the Middle Eastern section of your grocery store)

1/4 cup of melted butter

Toppings:

White sugar or brown sugar

Honey

Cinnamon

Raisins

Coconut

Walnuts, Almonds or Hazelnuts

Sweetened condensed milk

Pour the melted butter over the couscous in a bowl, and pour about half an inch of boiling water over the couscous. The couscous will absorb it as it sits for 10 minutes. Fluff with a fork and top it with coconut, honey or cinnamon. Enjoy!

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