Thursday, September 30

Fresh and healthy cous cous salad

I'm a bit in love with mint at the moment, and lucky it's so easy to grow as I've been going through a lot of it lately!  Again I've used it in this salad, and whilst it tastes fresh and light it's really filling with the addition of grilled zucchini and eggplant.  The tomatoes add the right amount of sweetness.

We had this for lunch yesterday but would also be great as a Salad to take or serve at a BBQ or a summer night's dinner.  Easy peasy too, only takes about 15 minutes to throw together.

2 tb olive oil
1 small eggplant, sliced
1 small zucchini sliced
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 cup vegetable stock
150g cous cous
10 or so cherry tomatoes halved
10-15 large mint leaves, roughly torn or chopped
1/4 lemon or 1/2 tsp lemon juice to serve

Place sliced eggplant with zucchini, 1 tb of olive oil and the salt, massage well with hands.

Heat your frypan or grill to a high heat and grill/fry your eggplant and zucchini - remember you will not need to oil the grill, the oil is on the food!  Only a few minutes each side, as you still want it to be a little bit crunchy..

Set aside to cool (or use warm if you're in a hurry)

Heat your stock in the microwave for about 1 min 20 seconds until it boils or almost boils.  Add your cous cous and stir well - set aside for about 5 minutes.

Whilst that happens, chop up your eggplant/zucchini into slices/cubes and cut your cherry tomatoes in half.  Place into your salad bowl with your mint, add cous cous when fluffy and stir through well.

Serve with a wedge of lemon or sprinkle over lemon juice over to serve.  Yum!  I added a bit of goat's cheese too, but that's totally optional - because I know not everyone loves it like me!

What's your favourite salad?
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1 lovely comments:

Corrie on September 30, 2010 at 6:27 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

yum I love cous cous! the kids hate it (not sure why) but I love it and it's soooo quick!

must try this recipe as we love our salads!



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