Chickpea Flower Couscous

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No, that isn’t a typo in the title you smart Aleck πŸ˜‰ . I really meant flower, not flour πŸ™‚ .

As I was strolling through my neighborhood grocery store, I came upon a “flower couscous”, made by the “Primeal” brand. I did not know of the existence of such a delicious concoction. This organic couscous mix contains hibiscus flower, Damascus rose petals, blueberry flowers and lavender as well as essential citrus oils. It also contains parsley, wild garlic, rosemary and turmeric. The least I can say is that this couscous is well-dressed πŸ˜‰ . And Exquisite.

For a few days, I pondered what to make with it. Surely with such an exquisite grain mix, I had to honour it by making a fancy dish (yep, my brain functions this way). Today, I caved and decided to prepare it keeping things plain and simple.

Within 5 minutes, the couscous was cooked (1:1 couscous:waterΒ ratio), I added olive oil to make it that much more palatable and then added some organic canned chickpeas. The end result was delightful. Eye appeal is not the only virtue of edible flowers, their flavours are subtle, not overwhelming, yet powerful enough to tantalize your taste buddies. Also, every bite is strikingly different. Like Forrest Gump said, “flower couscous is like a box of chocolate, with every bite, you never know what you’re gonna get”…or something along those lines πŸ™‚

If you can’t find this product, try adding your own edible flowers to your dishes. You shan’t regret it.

Get your edible flower on πŸ™‚ .

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