June 25, 2011

Basil Couscous Cakes

Looking for a quick and easy side dish that's totally herbalicious?  Look no further my friends!  I used left-over couscous, added some basil and eggs and these were ready in no time!  Meanwhile, I had my corn on the cob on the grill still in their husks along with some salmon filet's.  A quick and light Friday night meal that's ready with very little prep.  Leaving you time, my friend, to drink your wine!  I should really consider finding a career in writing radio commercials, right?

Basil Couscous Cakes

Yields 4 servings

2 1/4 cups couscous - if you don't have any left-over, prepare the couscous according to package directions.
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves

In a large bowl, stir together couscous, eggs, and basil until combined and season with salt and pepper.  In a large nonstick skillet, heat 3 Tbsp. oil over medium-high.  Working in batches, drop couscous mixture in 1/4 cup mounds (8 mounds total). With a small spatula, gently flatten each mound and cook until golden and crisp, 3 to 4 minutes, flipping one.  Drain on paper towels.

Source Everyday Food

P.S.  For more information on how to grill your corn while it's still in the husk, check out Simply Recipes.

~ Enjoy!


  1. i love couscous!!! what a fantastic simple dish! :D

  2. Looks Deelicious! Great idea for leftover rice. I think you should start doing audio instructions on your blog since you are rocking the writing. Or sing jingles to go with the recipes, wouldn't that be cute?!

  3. @Junia
    I know, right? Who would've thought!

  4. @Kim Bee
    Kim, If I were to sing jingles to go with the recipes I would no longer have followers! It is is a cute idea though :) We need to work on something like that. Do you sing well? LOL!

    Leftover rice is a great idea!

  5. I love couscous, my husband does not! I wonder if he would eat it this way. Sounds great to me!

  6. @Erin
    If it means anything, my son hates couscous too and he didn't like it this way.

  7. Dee these look great! I love couscous and am always looking for different ways to jazz it up. Such a great riff on it! And yes...I will definitely be tuning in for your future commercials! : )

  8. innovative way to have couscous looks wonderful


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