Colourful couscous salad

A very quick, filling and versatile lunch that’s great for taking with you to work or on picnics.

You can make changes to this salad by replacing the feta with grilled halloumi or some chorizo or streaky bacon for the non-veggies.

Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 5 mins
Servings: 2
Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 120g couscous, try wholegrain or a mix of white and wholegrain
  • 200ml of hot vegetable stock, homemade or use a Kallo stock cube
  • half a red or yellow pepper, sliced
  • finely chopped red onion, about half a small one
  • piece of cucumber about 2-3 inches long, diced
  • 2 tablespoons of green pesto, try making your own or buy fresh
  • 100g goat’s cheese or feta
  • dessert spoon of pine nuts or flaked almonds

Instructions

Put the couscous in a heatproof bowl and pour over the stock. Cover with clingfilm or a lid, and leave for about five minutes or as instructed on the packet.

When the couscous has absorbed all the liquid, fork it up 🙂 til it’s fluffy, then stir in the pesto, pepper, onion and cucumber.

Crumble over the cheese, and finish with the nuts.

Feel free to add a bit of French dressing.

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Nutrition Info

Couscous

You might think couscous is just a hopeless host for other nutrients to sit amongst. WRONG!

Couscous is a great source of copper, a key mineral that plays a multifunctional role. It helps to build strong tissue, maintain blood volume and produce energy in your cells. Copper deficiency can occur in any diseases that compromise gut function, such as coeliac.

Peppers

Peppers have a wide diversity of nutrients and are generally quite overlooked in favour of more trendy veg such as avocados and kale.

They are a rich source of vitamin C. One pepper has more vitamin C than an orange! C is traditionally thought of as a vitamin that wards off colds but it does much more than that. It helps us to absorb iron, supports health skin and tissue, plays a part in a healthy nervous system, helps to produce energy and yes, supports immunity. They have excellent amounts vitamin A for eye health and anti-inflammation as well as vitamin B6 for brain and nerve health and efficient metabolism.

They also contain a number of other B vitamins, including B1, B2, vitamin B3, folate, and pantothenic acid, as well as vitamin E (fights free radical damage that can harm cells), K, potassium, manganese, phosphorus, molybdenum, and fibre. An extraordinary range of goodness.

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Portion Guidelines

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