Maybe you’ve had this happen to you at some point. You check in at a hostel that claimed to have a kitchen, but it turns out that their ‘kitchen’ is just microwave and a mini-fridge. While it’s completely misleading to market that as a kitchen, you can work with it. This recipe is for a real hot meal, no stove required.
- 1 cup diced tomato
- 3 oz. diced gruyere cheese (you can also substitute manchego)
- 1 cup Water
- 1 1/2 cup small grain couscous
- 2 Tbsp. olive oil
- 3/4 cup canned chickpeas
- 2 tbsp. capers
- salt & pepper to taste
- cutting board
- microwave safe bowl
Cook Time: 10 Min
Drink pairing: This is cheap microwave dinner, you kind of have to drink boxed wine with it.
Add couscous, chickpeas, 1/2 cup of diced tomatoes, water, oil, salt & pepper to bowl. Stir well. Microwave on high for 3 1/2 minutes. Remove bowl from microwave, cover and let sit for 5 minutes.
Fluff with a fork, stir in capers and remaining tomatoes. Serve topped with diced cheese.