• Basil Couscous With Red Pepper And Sunflower Seeds

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    • 2 cup Fast-cooking couscous
    • 2 cup Boiling water
    • 2 pcs Cuups lightly packed fresh bsil leaves
    • 1 1/2 cups. Lightly packed parsley leaves
    • 1/4 cup Chicken stock
    • 8 pcs Cloves garlic, peeled
    • 3 Tbsp. Virgin extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 tsp Salt
    • 1/4 tsp Pepper
    • 1 med Red bell pepper, halved, cored, seeded & minced
    • 1/3 cup Toasted sunflower seeds


    1. Place couscous in heat resistant bowl and pour the 2 c. water over it.
    2. Mix well, cover the boil with a lid and let it stand for a minimum of 10 min.
    3. Meanwhile, bring about 4 c. of water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Blanch the basil and parsley by dropping them into the boiling water for 10-15 seconds.
    4. Drain the herbs well and place in the bowl of a food processor.
    5. Add in the broth and garlic; process till smooth. Add in the boil, salt and pepper; process just till incorporated.
    6. Fluff couscous with a fork to separtate the grains. Transfer to a large serving bowl.
    7. Add in herb mix and combine it well with the couscous.
    8. Sprinkle on red peppers and sunflower seeds and toss well.
    9. NOTES : Jacques Pepin's Simple and Healthy Cooking

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