Israeli Couscous Recipes

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    Israeli couscous Ptitim with vegetables
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    This is a simple and fresh Israeli-style salad made with pearl couscous (also called Israeli couscous), tomatoes, cucumbers and fresh parsley and lemon juice. If you're not eating vegan, you might like to crumble a bit of feta cheese on top. If you like tabouli, you'll like this similar vegetarian and vegan salad. Although the recipe is quite dependent on the fresh chopped parsley for flavor, I might try this with fresh chopped cilantro, or perhaps a blend of herbs as well. Experiment,...MORE taste, and enjoy!

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    Israeli couscous risotto with spinach and Parmesan cheese - vegetarian - pearl couscous
    Israeli couscous risotto with spinach and Parmesan cheese - vegetarian - pearl couscous.

    Israeli couscous makes a fine if slightly less creamy risotto. This simple vegetarian recipe is made with spinach and Parmesan cheese and prepared with a splash of white wine. If you like local or artisan cheeses, this recipe is a great place to use them. Try another hard cheese in place of the Parmesan, or try a local goat gouda or even a small amount of a sheep's milk cheese.