Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Cherry Tomato Couscous

I thought I make couscous with cherry tomatoes for dinner tonight. This dish will go well with Ham or anything savory dish. This is a very easy and quick recipe to make as well as healthy and tasty. Couscous is the easiest/simpliest pasta or grain dish to prepare. You just add couscous to hot boiling water, cover pan and remove pan from heat and let it sit/cool for 10 minutes, and couscous is ready to be used with your recipe. Sometimes I  try different variations of ingredients to go with the couscous, depending on what I have available in my pantry and/or refrigerator. Couscous is always Thumbs up in our household dinner table :)

Cherry Tomato Couscous Recipe: (my own recipe from scratch)

2 cups cooked couscous
3/4 cup of cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered
3/4 cooked chickpeas
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
1/4 cup dried cranberry

juice of 1 lemon
pinch of salt
freshly ground pepper

Couscous Preparation:
Cook couscous according to package instructions.
In a pan add water and add in dried cranberry.
Bring water with cranberries to boil.
Add couscous, stir. Cover couscous with pan lid and remove from heat.
Let it cool down for 10 minutes.

Combine the couscous, tomatoes, cilantro, and chickpeas in a large bowl.
Squeezes the lemon juice directly into the bowl.
Add salt and pepper. Toss well, taste, and adjust with more of the above until it tastes just right.
Toss in cilantro until it is evenly dispersed.
Serves 4 - 6.

I am submitting this Cherry Tomato Couscous dish to the Little Thumbs Up event hosted by Doreen from  my little favourite DIY and organized by Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids.



  1. Hi Joanna,

    I'm sorry if I have confuse you with so many events... Opsie!

    First of all, can I ask if this is a Delia Smith's recipe? If this is, you don't have to anything further and I will just add your link to Doreen's Tomato page.

    If not, can you remove this HTML code and add your link at Doreen's page, http://my123favourites.blogspot.com.au/2013/03/ayam-masak-merah.html ? This is the page to link up all Tomatoes recipes for Little Thumbs Up.

    Got to say this again... I'm so sorry to confuse you. My tomato chutney is both Delia Smith and tomato-based theme and that's I'm linking up with both...


    1. Hi Zoe, this is my first time trying to join the Little Thumbs Up event. I guess I mess up. Let me try to fix this and link to Little Thumbs Up. Sorry about that. I also need to remove the 'Cook like a star' link and add 'Little Thumbs Up'

    2. No worries, Joanne! I will remove the links from DS blog hop for you. Please don't say that you are sorry... Cheers!

      Btw, nice to have you joining us for our tomato-mania cooking. Your cherry tomato couscous sounds very refreshing to eat :D


    3. Thank you, Zoe, you are so sweet! I am really loving all these events you guys come up with. I will try to be active, though I may not be as good or come close to you :-D. .. it is a lot of fun and I am learning a lot!

      BTW: I am not much of a cook or a baker, most of my baking and my cooking are simple and healthy... reduced fat, salt, sugar and you can imagine it will not be as tasty but it will pass / good enough.. ha ha!