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Mendo’s Signature Curried Couscous Recipe

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"Recipe from Mendocino Farms"

Serves 4-6 | Prep Time 30 mins | Cook Time 20 mins

Why I Love This Recipe

If you've ever been to Mendocino Farms, you likely are familiar with their iconic curry couscous. I was missing this dish a lot during quarantine, but I found a way to make it at home :)

Ingredients You'll Need

 1 box Israeli couscous or orzo
 1 head cauliflower, florets broken into pieces (i just use one bag of florets)
 1 Tbs curry powder
 1 Tbs turmeric
 1 Tbs cumin, ground
 1 Tbs coriander, ground
 1/2 Tbs salt
 1 tsp cayenne pepper
 3 Tbs brown sugar
 3 Tbs oil
 2 small carrots, peeled, small dice
 1 cup mayonnaise
 1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped
 1/2 lime, juiced
 cayenne, sugar, and salt to taste


Cook off couscous or orzo according to the instructions on the box. Rinse in cold water, drain well, put in a bowl and set aside

Heat oven to 450°F. Put cauliflower florets in a bowl and toss with spices, salt, brown sugar, and oil. Spread out on a line sheet tray and roast in the oven for about 10 minutes until cauliflower is browned around the edges but still crunchy. Remove just the cauliflower and put in the bowl with the pasta

Put diced carrots on the same sheet tray and, using spatula, toss the carrots with the leftover spices and oil. Roast carrots until brown around the edges but still crunchy, about 8 minutes. (If you find that the spices and oil got too burnt when roasting the cauliflower, just toss the carrots in the same proportion of new spices, salt, sugar, and oil.) Add to the pasta

Mix in mayo, cilantro, lime juice to the pasta, cauliflower and carrot mixture. Adjust seasoning to desired consistency, flavor, and spice level


Pairs Well With

a big salad or a sandwich

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