Sandra Venables
Business Coach, Classical Homeopath & Clinical Aromatherapist
"Using Nature to Promote Self Healing" & "Creating Income To Follow Your Dreams"
Recipes 600 Calories > Couscous Salad

126 calories per serve
8 Oct 2014

Ingredients

  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • 1.5 cups couscous
  • 0.5 cup cracked bulgar wheat
  • 4 spring onions, roughly chopped into 2 cm pieces
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 0.5 tsp cinnamon
  • 0.5 tsp turmeric
  • 4 large tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 0.25 cup of mixed fresh herbs (I used coriander, parsley & sage), finely chopped
  • 4 T lemon juice (for dressing)
  • 1 roasted pepper
  • 0.5 cup toasted pine nuts (do this in a dry pan, take care as they toast very quickly)
  • 0.5 cup cranberries
  • 1 T olive oil

 

Method:

  1. Bring the vegetable stock to the boil in a medium saucepan. Remove from the heat and add the couscous and cracked wheat, stir into the stock, cover and set to one side for 5 minutes. Once all the liquid is absorbed, fluff up with a fork. Let cool.
  2. Toast the pine nuts in a pan. Remove from the heat and set to one side.
  3. In the same pan (keep the dishes down!), add the olive oil, heat gently then add the onions, stir for 2 – 3 minutes.
  4. Add the garlic (crushed), cumin, cinnamon and turmeric, cook, with stirring, for 30 seconds, or until fragrant – smells divine!
  5. Add the chopped tomato, pine nuts and pepper. Cook, with stirring, for 1 – 2 minutes. Remove from the heat.
  6. When cooled, I left for about 0.5 hour, mix together in a bowl the couscous, chopped herbs and cooked onion/tomato/pinenuts/pepper/spices mix.  Add the lemon juice as a dressing.  Taste and season as required with pepper.

I think this was better preparing it the day before it was needed, but you decide!

Sandra Venables

"Using Nature to Promote Self Healing"

73 Long Road Eagle Heights, Qld 4271

Ph: 07 5545 0939 or 0402 423 127 Skype: sandravenables

Email: sandra@sandravenables.com

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