Couscous is just one of my all-time favorites! It’s so delicious and can be used in so many varieties. Couscous with tomato sauce sounded weird to me first and I was not too sure, but then, Joël made me try this and I fell in love!
- 2 cups couscous
- 1 can (796 ml) diced tomatoes
- 1 can of mixed beans
- 275g tofu cut in small cubes
- 1 onion (chopped)
- 2 garlic cloves (chopped)
- Small handful of fresh basil (chopped)
- ½ tsp dried oregano
- ¼ tsp dried chipotle or cayenne pepper (more to taste)
- ¼ tsp turmeric
- Salt and pepper to taste
Heat up a pan with a bit of olive oil over medium-high heat and put in the onion and garlic. Cook for three minutes and season with a bit of salt and pepper. Rinse and drain the beans and add them to the pan along with the tofu. Let cook for five more minutes and then incorporate the diced tomatoes, basil, oregano and turmeric. Mix well and add more salt and pepper to taste. Bring the mixture to a boil before covering and lowering the heat to low. Let simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, we can prepare the couscous! Place the couscous into a cooking pot and bring three cups of water to a boil in a kettle or a different pot. Pour the boiling water over the couscous and it will be ready in a few minutes. Once the sauce is ready, simply serve over the couscous and enjoy!