I call this dish “Clean Out Your Fridge Couscous.” It’s very similar to “Clean Our Your Fridge Soup” and “Clean Out Your Fridge Chili” except it involves couscous. I take all the veggies I want to get rid of, add some beans for protein’s sake, mix it with one of the quickest cooking carbs and voilà. A healthy, well-rounded dish in under 15 minutes.
Any veggies on hand, chopped
1 can of beans you’re in the mood for (my fav is black or kidney)
1 tblsp olive oil
1 cup vegetable broth
1 tsp cumin
red pepper flakes (if you like spicy)
salt and pepper
handful of fresh herbs like cilantro or parsley
Saute vegetables and cumin in olive oil for about 5-7 minutes. Add couscous, beans and veggie broth. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer until most of the broth is absorbed. Season with salt and pepper, add chopped cilantro and eat up.
This is one of those recipes that I play by ear. Timing and spices all depends on the vegetables I’m using. You basically can’t go wrong with this.