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Moroccan Tomato Pearl Couscous

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Moroccan Tomato Pearl Couscous

This Moroccan Tomato Pearl Couscous is a simple plant based side dish that is packed with rich Moroccan flavors and easy to make.  I like to use pearl couscous as an alternative to regular couscous because I find the texture a little more smooth and velvety, less grainy than traditional couscous.  You can construct this dish two ways, making it either hot or cold. You can make a rich stew-like couscous by simmering the couscous in the Moroccan Tomato Onion Relish / Simmer Sauce or you can first cook the pearl couscous in water, drain it off with cold water and then fold in the Moroccan Tomato Onion Relish and garnish with some fresh herbs.  The latter would be great if you want to do a lighter summer style couscous salad, keeping the dish cold rather than hot.  For this particular recipe, I cooked the couscous in with the Moroccan Tomato Onion Sauce so it was nice and thick and rich.  It paired famously well with these Chermoula Marinated Chicken Thighs and it is the middle of winter here in the white mountains of NH so tis' the season for warming winter comfort food.

Moroccan Tomato Pearl Couscous Ingredients

1 Jar Wozz! Moroccan Tomato Onion Relish and Simmer Sauce

1 Jar of Water (you will fill the empty Wozz! Moroccan Tomato Onion Relish jar with water after you empty contents into pot)

1 cup uncooked pearl couscous

Moroccan Tomato Pearl Couscous Method

In a pot on the stove top, add jar of Wozz! Moroccan Tomato Onion Relish and jar of water, stir together.  Bring liquid to a boil, add couscous, simmer on low heat for 8 minutes stirring occasionally.

Remove from heat, allow to sit for 10 minutes serve warm.

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