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  • 1 cup dry couscous
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp red wine vinegar


  1. Bring 1 cup of water to boil.
  2. Place 1 cup dry couscous in a heat proof bowl.  Using a fork, stir in the salt and olive oil.
  3. Pour the boiled water over the couscous and stir with a fork.  Cover the bowl with a lid.
  4. After 5 minutes, lift the lid and stir the couscous with a fork.  Don’t worry if you forget this step.  The couscous will be fine. 
  5. After 10 minutes, remove the lid, stir the couscous with the fork again.  Cover the bowl with a paper towel or plastic wrap and place it in the microwave.  Heat for 30 seconds-1 minute depending on your microwave.  Remove paper towel or plastic wrap, add the vinegar and stir with that fork one last time.