An easy to make “salad” that you can use nearly any flavored couscous mix to make up. I added a few items in to get the taste I craved. Box sizes vary by brand, as well does water called for – so be sure to read the box carefully before setting off – and mark your bag. Most boxes will be between 4 to 6 ounces and take 1 to 1 1/2 cups water.
The salad can be eaten hot or cold – if hot use a FBC cozy, if cold, well just add the water, stir and let sit without insulation.
In a quart freezer bag:
- 1 box flavored couscous (see above for ideas)
- 2 Tbsp freeze dried yellow peppers
- 1 3-ounce can chicken
- 1 packet extra virgin olive oil
- 2 Packets shelf stable Parmesan cheese
I used the Alfez Brand, the box called for 1½ cups water – bring the water to a near boil and add it to the dry ingredients along with the oil. Stir well, seal the bag and let sit for 10 minutes. Fluff up and top with cheese.
Serves 1-2 depending on appetite. It makes an easy to extend meal if you serve it pita bread halves along with cut up veggies, such as tomato and cucumber and maybe some sliced Swiss cheese. That would serve 2-3.
May also be prepared in a pot, bring water to a boil and in oil and dry ingredients. Follow as above.