Every once in awhile a dish comes along that is actually quite healthy and so tasty it is hard to stop eating. This couscous has been in the pantry for a couple of months but I don’t remember where I purchased it. It is made from cassava root, otherwise known as manioc, otherwise known as yuca, and the same root from which tapioca is made. The salad I put together could have been made with quinoa or millet or bulgur wheat or even amaranth with good results.
I followed the instructions on the package to cook the couscous. First it was soaked in warm water until all the water was absorbed, then it was steamed for a few minutes under a lid.
To the cooked couscous I added:
- onion chives
- garlic chives
- dried currants
- pink salt
- lime juice
We both kept going back for more.