This easy couscous side dish is a nice side dish alternative to rice or potatoes. Grilling the corn gives the salad some extra flavour.

Yield: Serves 4.



  • 1 large cob corn, husked
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 2 tsp salted butter
  • 1 3/4 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1 1/4 cups couscous
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onion
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red bell pepper


  1. Preheat natural gas barbecue on medium heat.
  2. Place corn and garlic on a piece of foil. Dot with butter and wrap tightly.
  3. Cook over medium heat on natural gas barbecue for 20 minutes, turning frequently.
  4. Unwrap corn and garlic. Using a sharp knife, slice corn off cob.
  5. Finely chop garlic. Combine corn, garlic, broth, salt and pepper in a medium saucepan.
  6. Place saucepan on a side burner or directly on barbecue grid and bring mixture to a boil.
  7. Gradually stir in couscous. Remove from heat. Cover and let stand 5 - 10 minutes. Fluff with a fork; stir in onion and red pepper.
Nutritional analysis per serving:

266 calories, 2.6 g fat, 9.3 g protein, 51.6 g carbohydrate, 4.1 g fibre, 392 mg sodium