Mayan Couscous

Mayan Couscous

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"Many visitors to Merida and Yucatan are surprised to discover excellent Middle Eastern restaurants and such things as kibis offered by local vendors. The cooks of the area happily adopted some of the recipes and ingredients of the Lebanese immigrants who arrived more than a century ago. Here's a Yucatecan version of couscous salad."


25 m servings 300 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 300 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 10.9 g
  • 17%
  • Carbs:
  • 44.8g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 7.1 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 713 mg
  • 29%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Combine the couscous, cumin, and salt in a large bowl. Stir in the boiling water and seal with plastic wrap. Set aside for 10 minutes.
  2. While waiting for the couscous, cook the unpeeled garlic clove in a small skillet over medium-high heat until toasted and the skin has turned golden-brown. Peel the garlic and mince. Stir the garlic into the couscous along with the black beans, corn, onion, cilantro, jalapeno pepper, olive oil, and lime juice. Serve warm or allow to cool.
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  1. 161 Ratings


Definitely a five-star dish and maybe the best couscous recipe I've ever tasted. HOWEVER, a warning for those who don't know what beans can be toxic if undercooked. (Am I the only one who didn't...

This has become one of my favorite recipes because its quick and easy to make. makes a great lunch too, is just as good cold as it is warm, and if you want to make it heartier , which sometimes ...

Delicious! I followed the recipe except I substituted quinoa for the couscous and replaced the corn (didn't have any) with sliced black olives, which went nicely. I did slightly cook the onion...

good, a little under seasoned for my liking. added more cumin, jalapenos, lime, as well as added bell pepper and some chili powder (like me some twang) and i simmered all the veggies with the ga...

Very pleasing. I thought this tasted good refrigerated too.

This was excellent. The fresh lime juice really makes this dish. The amount of ingredients was right on.

Hubby was super impressed with this one (he's the pickier eater in the family) and I loved it too. I served it with some grilled salmon...yum! I followed the recipe exactly as written. Next ti...

This is an outstanding recipe. I followed the recipe but added more lime juice (per other reviews). This is a keeper! Thanks!

Good recipe...cook couscous in vegetable broth for a little more season/flavor!