Tuna Couscous Bowl (Backpacking Meal)
Forget freeze-dried backpacking meals! This quick and easy tuna couscous bowl is a delicious, flavorful meal for your next backpacking adventure!
backpacking stove (I use this one)
backpacking cooking pot with lid (I use this one)
spoon or fork
plate or bowl
uncooked couscous* (See Recipe Notes)
1-2 mayonnaise packets (individual size)
1-2 relish packets (individual size)
While packing for your trip, add the couscous and salt to a ziplock bag. Write the cooking instructions on the bag in permanent marker.
Before cooking, find a level area on the ground to cook on. Avoid using your stove on a raised surface (like on a picnic table), because you risk burning yourself if the pot falls off the stove.
Pour ½ cup water into your pot, and bring to a boil. Add couscous, remove pot from heat, and cover for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, remove the lid and fluff couscous with a fork. Pour onto your plate.
Add tuna and desired amount of mayonnaise and relish to your plate, and use your fork or spoon to combine your ingredients. Serve immediately.
If multiplying this recipe, follow the couscous package directions for the couscous to water ratio.