I have busy first looking for one and then moving houses for the last few weeks now. It is such a tiring process.
But I had a lot of fun looking for new furniture, Nonetheless we finally moved in our new house this weekend and I wanted to make up for all wall of silence on my blog. So here I am, back to the Middle Eastern spread on the blog, sharing an easy recipe for the couscous salad.
This is a new favorite and an easy lunch box recipe. It gets ready quickly on weekday mornings. You can chop up the veggies while the couscous is resting.
Couscous is a healthy protein rich option and also low on calories. Add any veggies you love to eat on a given day and you have colorful lunch box which you co-workers would like to dig in.
Comes Together in : 15 Minutes max
1 cup couscous
1 cup boiling water
1 finely chopped cucumber
1 finely chopped red onion
2 finely chopped tomatoes
6 finely chopped baby radish
2 tsp olive oil
3 tsp tomato paste
Juice of 1 lemon or more as needed
Salt to taste
Freshly ground Black Pepper to taste
Handful of finely chopped dill leaves
In a wide bowl, pour boiling water over couscous and cover it with a lid for 10 minutes.
Let the couscous absorb all the water. After uncovering the lid, when all water is absorbed, use a fork to fluff the couscous and let it cool for a while.
You could also use vegetable stock to add flavors.
Add the tomato paste and with hands rub the paste in to the couscous.
Add all veggies. Dress the salad with olive oil, salt, black pepper and dill leaves.
Toss them well and let it refrigerate for a bit. Savour this on a hot summery afternoon!
Until next time happy cooking!