Couscous Feta Pilaf and the Weekly Menu Plan

Mon mari has never been a big fan of couscous…. No substance; no flavor; he claims.

This may have converted him….

Couscous Feta Pilaf serves 2

1/2 cup couscous
3/4 cup chicken broth
6 cherry tomatoes
6 olives
1 ounce (30gr) feta
1 tbs snipped chives
1 tbs snipped basil
2 tsp olive oil – the good stuff

Heat chicken broth to a boil. Put couscous in a medium bowl. When broth is boiling pour over couscous, cover and let stand for 10 minutes…Do not stir it. Snip herbs. Cut cherry tomatoes in half. Pit olives if needed, then cut in half. Crumble feta. When couscous is ready, uncover, add remaining ingredients, including olive oil, fluff gently with a fork to combine and serve.

Note: The easiest way to pit olives is to lay them on a cutting board or counter, put the blade of a large knife flat on top and whack the flat blade with the heel of your palm. The olive will split, and you can remove the pit.
This is also the easiest way to peel garlic.
Plus it's a great stress reliever…. Do remember to keep the blade flat.

In addition to the above, for the week of May 9, we have Warm Leek Salad with Prosciutto, Baked Salmon Dijon, Steak with Cheesy Oven Fries, Asian Chicken and Cabbage Salad, and more…

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15 thoughts on “Couscous Feta Pilaf and the Weekly Menu Plan”

  1. I’m going to have to try this, because I also don’t care all that much for couscous, though I want to!

  2. I knew there was a reason I bought that feta a day or so ago! Now, I just need to nip out to the store for the cherry tomatoes! How was Giverny? I hope it was all you wished for.

  3. It sounds great. I’m not so big on the white cous cous, but I do like the whole wheat type quite a bit. (My dad and stepmother hate it, they say it tastes like air.)

  4. I’m with your mon mari regarding couscous, it seems more like a filler than anything else, but I do like the flavours of yours. Ever tried buckwheat? It’s a bit coarser but full of flavour.

  5. I love couscous, but Hubby doesn’t care that much for it. This recipe sounds like something I would love to eat.

  6. All of your recipes look so fresh and inspirational, Katie! I just finished over a week of having one daughter sick with food poisoning, so meals were very limited and simple. I think I’ll come back for inspiration!

  7. Tanna, I’ve been buying the little tomatoes… the markets seem to do okay with those 😉
    Lydia, always, the cheese!
    Pam. I think it is, too often, very bland… but it has potential!
    Zoomie, it was fantastic – pics coming!
    Peter, I’m insulted you asked…. of course, good Greek ewe’s milk feta!
    Kalyn, I wish I could find whole wheat – maybe, soon. But the French are big couscous eaters, they may not want the non-traditional.
    Neil, I’ve not tried buckwheat, I’ll look for it. I’ve been really into trying new grains..
    Pat, must be a husband thing…
    Betty, how miserable – for both of you! Not much can be done but let it run the course. I hope she’s feeling better!

  8. That looks marvellous – the kind of thing I’d make in bulk just so that there would be leftovers the next day for me to take to work 😉

  9. I’ve never done cuscus before but I’ve tried in restaurants and I like it! Will keep your recipe near 😀
    Sorry Katie, I meant to come earlier… but I’m not God and can’t be everywhere 😉

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