Cous-Cous Salads – 2 ways

Healthy Salad
Fuelling
Servings: 1
Fill your favourite artisan container the night before to spice up your work lunch. A healthy fuel for lunch. Add a 'Versatile Protein Ball' on a longer day!

Broad Bean and Mint Cous-Cous Vegetarian

As well providing a serving of protein, this recipe is also a good source of the electrolyte potassium, important for controlling blood pressure.

Ingredients

60g cous-cous
50g broad beans
1 lemon
1 small bunch mint
¼ cucumber
50g peas

Method

  1. Pour the dried cous-cous into a bowl and cover with cold water and leave for 10 -15 minutes. Once re-hydrated rub the cous-cous between your fingers to gently break it up.
  2. Bring a small pan of water to the boil and add the peas and broad beans. Cook for 1 minute. Once cooked drain and cool under cold water.
  3. Place the beans and peas into a bowl. Finely chop the mint and chop the cucumber into ½ dice. Add these to the bean mix.
  4. Add the cous-cous to the beans and squeeze the lemon juice over and serve.

Moroccan Cous-Cous Vegetarian

Bursting with micronutrients: a great fibre boosting recipe, also a providing a large serving of folic acid

Ingredients

60g cous-cous
20g chickpeas tinned
3 dried apricots
1 tbsp. dried cranberries
1 small bunch coriander
½ aubergine
½ orange
1 tsp. honey

Method

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200oc.
  2. Pour the dried cous-cous into a bowl and cover with cold water and leave for 10 -15 minutes. Once re-hydrated rub the cous-cous between your fingers to gently break it up.
  3. Dice the aubergine into 2cm dice and place onto a baking tray with 1 tbsp. olive oil. Place into the oven for 6-8 minutes or until soft and browned.
  4. Mix the cous-cous with the aubergine in a bowl. Add the cranberries and chickpeas.
  5. Roughly chop the coriander and apricots and add to the cous-cous. Drizzle the honey and add the lemon juice. Give it a good mix and serve.
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James Collins, in the kitchen

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