The Recipes

Vegetable and Cous Cous Soup

This kind of meal is my go-to when I'm craving soup and need something fast.  Other than peeling and chopping your vegetables, you're talking 20 minutes tops.  I also added a pepper to spice this up, but feel free to omit!

Vegetable and Cous Cous Soup

Serves: 1     Time: 20-25 minutes     Difficulty: Seriously a cake walk

INGREDIENTS:

- 1/2 carrot, peeled and diced

- 1/2 celery rib, diced

- 1/4 small onion, diced

- 1 garlic clove, minced

- 1 habanero pepper

- 1 1/4 c. vegetable stock (or chicken if you don't care if it's vegetarian or not)

- 1/4 c. Israeli cous cous

- salt, pepper, oil

DIRECTIONS:

Heat 1 T. of oil in a pot.  Add the onion, carrot, and celery and season with salt.  Let them soften for 5-6 minutes.

Stir in the garlic and cous cous for a minute.  Season with pepper and drop in the habanero if you're using it.

Add the stock and season again with salt.  Let the soup simmer for 12-14 minutes.

Discard the pepper and serve.