Oi Gente!!

If you are looking for a summer-perfect side dish to brighten up your BBQ party, or your hot summer mid-week dinner, look no further!  I gotchuuu!!

This recipe is suuuuuper easy to make and versatile.  You can serve it warm with grilled chicken or fish, or cold, mixed up in a salad.  I love it and I think you totally need it in your life this summer and forever and ever!!!

Try making it and let me know how you liked it!  Take a picture and share your photo #cookingwithaline so I can see!!


Garlic & Herb Couscous
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  • 1 cup of dry couscous
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 onion, diced
  • 1 sprig of thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tbsp of olive oil
  • salt to taste (about a 1/4 tsp)
  • 1 Meyer lemon, grated
  • 1 tbsp of roughly minced parsley


  1. heat up one tbsp of the olive oil in a small sauce pan over medium to high heat
  2. sautée onion until transparent, about 2-3 mins
  3. add garlic and sautée until frangrant, about 1 minute
  4. add dry couscous and stir
  5. add salt, stir
  6. add water* thyme and bay leaf
  7. bring it to a boil then reduce to a slow simmer
  8. cover and let it simmer until all the water has been absorbed (about 10 mins)
  9. after all liquid has been absorbed, remove the thyme sprig and the bay leaf and discard
  10. add remaining tbsp of olive oil, the parsley and the grated lemon, stir to combine
  11. Bom Apetite!!


about 1 1/2 cups of liquid per each cup of dry couscous - check the package instructions for more information


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