Campfire-CouscousServes: Makes 3 cups (750 mL)Print recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Standing Time: 5 minutes

This healthy and easy-to-prepare couscous will satisfy your crew in a flash, and clean-up is a breeze. Prepared ahead of time, it’s a great option for a fuel-up after a long paddle or hike.


1 tbsp (15 mL) peanut oil

1 carrot, sliced

2 cups (500 mL) water

1 cup (250 mL) couscous

½ tsp (2 mL) salt

¼ tsp (1 ml) ground cumin

¼ tsp (1 mL) ginger

pinch of cinnamon

pinch of cayenne

pinch of clove

pinch of ground coriander (optional)

¼ cup (60 mL) dried apricots or cranberries, slivered

¼ cup (60 mL) peanuts, coarsely chopped


Heat peanut oil in pot over medium heat. Add carrot, cooking just until tender. Add water and bring to a boil. Add couscous and spices and stir.

Cover and remove from heat. Let stand until liquid is absorbed, about 4 to 5 minutes. Stir in apricots or cranberries and peanuts.



  • • Eliminate the salt and add half a bouillon cube to the water instead
  • • Chop a little onion and add to the carrots while sauteing
  • • A squeeze of lemon over the completed dish adds delicious flavour
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