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How to make a Healthy Couscous Salad

If you’re like me and you’re starting 2020 on a healthier note, you may be interested in this healthy couscous salad. Up to now I have been afraid to mess with grains. However having recently tasted a Pearl Couscous salad in a local restaurant, I had to have more!

Couscous Grain

 

What you need:

  • 125g of Pearl Couscous
  • 1 litre of lightly salted water
  • 1 cup of cucumber (cut into cubes)
  • 1 cup of spinach
  • Half a cup of beetroot (cut into cubes)
  • 1 wedge of lemon juice
  • Multi-seed mix

Method:

  1. Bring the salted water to the boil.
  2. Add 125g couscous and reduce to simmer for 12 minutes.
  3. While the couscous is simmering, cut up your veggies. I used all organic produce. Chop the cucumber, and beetroot into small cubes. Was and tear up the spinach leaves (no need for a knife, just tear with your hands as it’s better).
  4. Drain the couscous. If anyone has a better way of doing this, please tell me!! I took the excess water out of the pot with a ladle. I then poured the couscous from the pot into a bowl and used another bowl to cover the couscous and left a small gap for the water to pour out.
  5. Let the couscous cool.
  6. Add the veggies to the couscous and mix through.
  7. Add the seeds and finish with a squeeze of lemon juice for added freshness.
  8. Enjoy

Result

Then end result was delicious. The cucumber mixed with the beetroot and lemon juice give this salad a tasty bite. Why not give it a try !

 

 

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