In a medium saucepan, bring the water, 1 tablespoon of the olive oil, and
1/2 teaspoon of the salt to a boil.
When the water begins to boil, remove the pan from the heat, stir in the couscous, and cover the saucepan. Allow the couscous to stand for 5 minutes, without lifting the lid.
Pour the couscous into a large mixing bowl and toss lightly with a fork to break up any lumps.
Drizzle the couscous with the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil, tossing to coat well.
Add the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, cumin, cinnamon, and herb of your choice. Gently toss to combine, using a fork to stir in the seasonings.
Yield: 4 - 6 servings