Friday, February 25, 2011

Warm CousCous Salad

CousCous salad is a typical mediterranean dish. Usually served as a salad , this is one of the healthiest grain you can have, Here is a simple and quick recipe which I recently tried.
Here is what you will need
  • 1 cup dry couscous
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • 1/2 cup boiled garbanzo beans ( you can use the canned one. Wash them before you use to get rid of the extra sodium )
  • 1 tbsp pesto sauce
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Crushed pepper corn
  • 2 tsp lemon rind
  • 2 tsp lime juice.
  • 1 tsp finely chopped garlic
  • Feta cheese,
  • Salt to taste
  • Spring onions to garnish
  • handful of roasted and roughly chopped nuts ( almonds , walnuts , pine nuts - your choice )
Here is how you do it.
  1. Bring water and stock to a good boil. Add some salt and 1 tsp olive oil and dry couscous.
  2. Cook on low flame. Couscous doesn't take very long to cook.
  3. Once done , transfer the cooked couscous to a salad bowl. Add garbanzo beans , lemon rind , lime juice and nuts.
  4. In a small bowl , make a dressing of pesto sauce , garlic , olive oil and balsamic vinegar
  5. Toss the salad with the dressing . Crumble the feta cheese and add to the salad.
  6. Garnish with spring onions.
  7. Serve warm