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Red Pesto Cous Cous

Published Thursday, 27 November, 2008

really really quick and yummy



  • 1. cous cous
  • 2. half a jar of red pesto (or a whole jar depending on how much you want to make, half a jar should do about 2 portions)
  • 3. chilli flakes or dried crushed chillis (or you could use chilli powder although chilli flakes work best)
  • 4. salt and black pepper (preferably freshly ground)
  • 5. cooking oil


1. Place your cous cous in a bowl, cover with boiling water, drizzle over a little cooking oil, cover with cling film and place in the microwave for 2 minutes (make sure that you prick the clinfilm with a knife first to let the steam escape as the cous cous cooks)

*tip* you dont have to add oil although it does help to stop the cous cous from sticking together.

2. Remove the cous cous from the microwave when it pings and shake it to seperate it (it will have clumped together)

3. Add the red pesto, chilli flakes and a little salt and pepper (it's worth remembering that pesto is salty so try not to overdo the salt!)

4. Serve & enjoy!

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