Couscous With Peppers, Coriander And Bacon, For A Quick Meal

O Meu Tempero

In case you aren't familiar with this way of preparing couscous, it's much easier and more authentic than boiling it like other shapes of pasta. Instead, simply pour boiling water over the couscous in a heatproof bowl, add a drizzle of olive oil and a pinch of salt, and let stand until the water is absorbed and the pasta is al dente. Here the couscous is tossed with peppers, tomato, cilantro, garlic, and carrot that's blended in a food processor, plus bacon and olives.


  • 150 grams couscous
  • 200 milliliters boiling water
  • 70 grams bacon strips
  • 1/4 green pepper
  • 1/4 red pepper
  • 1 peeled tomato (and seeds)
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 bunch fresh coriander
  • 1 clove garlic
  • pitted black olives (to taste)
  • 1/2 lemon juice
  • extra virgin olive oil (to taste)
  • salt (to taste)
  • black pepper (to taste (5 twists of pepper mill))


  1. Place the couscous in a bowl and pour boiling water over it, along with a pinch of salt and a little olive oil.
  2. When the water is completely absorbed, fluff using a fork. Heat a frying pan and cook the bacon.
  3. Grind the peppers, tomato, cilantro, garlic d the carrot in the food processor.
  4. Pour into a serving dish and season with salt, olive oil and lemon juice.
  5. Add the couscous and mix everything well.
  6. Serve with bacon and olives to taste.
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