Jalapeno Cranberry Papaya Couscous


2 jalapeños, seeded and cored

2 cups (470 ml) water

1 cup (173 g) uncooked pearl couscous (Israeli couscous)

6 ounces (170 g) extra-firm tofu or tempeh, finely chopped (optional)

1/2 papaya, finely diced1/4 cup (30 g) dried cranberries

1/4 cup (64 g) sunflower seeds

2 tablespoons (30 ml) fresh lemon or lime juice

2 teaspoons rice vinegar

1 teaspoon agave nectar

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon chili powder

Salt and pepper to taste

PREHEAT OVEN to 350°F (180°C, or gas mark 4). Roast jalapeños in oven for 30 minutes.

While jalapeños are roasting, prepare couscous by bringing 2 cups water to a boil. Add couscous, stir, remove from heat, cover, and let sit for about 20 minutes to absorb liquid. Fluff with a fork.

Once jalapeños are roasted and cool enough to touch, finely dice them. In a large mixing bowl, combine remaining ingredients with jalapeños and couscous.

YIELD: 8 side-dish servings

 I found this recipe on http://fatfreevegan.com

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