Charmoula Couscous


  • ½ cup (120ml) pistachios, shelled
  • 2 ¼ cups (530ml) water or broth
  • ½ teaspoon (2ml) salt
  • 2 cups (480ml) couscous
  • 1 tablespoons (15ml) olive oil
  • ½ red onion, sliced thin
  • 2 tablespoons (15ml) charmoula (see recipe)
  • Fresh mint leaves, for topping


  1. Add water to a pot and bring to a boil. Stir in couscous, and take pot off heat.
  2. Cover pot and let stand 5 minutes while water is absorbed.
  3. Use a fork to fluff couscous.
  4. Transfer couscous to a bowl.
  5. Add olive oil, red onion, and pistachios and stir in.
  6. Drizzle with charmoula and top with mint leaves.