June 17, 2008

Cheap and Healthy Couscous Salad

Posted in Uncategorized at 4:17 pm by bitsypieces

This is a favorite recipe of mine during the summer… all year, actually. It’s frugal, it’s healthy and it’s easy, too. I make a big batch of it, then eat it for lunches and snacks all week long.

COUSCOUS SALAD

Ingredients (measurements are approximate)

  • 1 cup uncooked whole wheat couscous
  • 3-4 roma diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup frozen corn
  • Cilantro (fresh or dried)
  • Parsley (fresh or dried)
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Olive oil

(For the most part, I just toss this together by taste.)

Cook whole wheat couscous according to box directions with frozen corn. (I usually just throw the corn into the couscous water before it boils, and it cooks fine.) Fluff couscous/corn mix and allow to cool. Toss in black beans, diced tomatoes and diced onions. (Onions and tomato amounts should be to taste… I like lots of onion.) Stir in herbs (chop first if using fresh). (I tend to think that fresh cilantro is a must-have, but I’ll also add in a few shakes of dried cilantro to boost the flavor.) Salt and pepper to taste. Lightly toss with some olive oil. (I probably end up using about 1 tablespoon of oil.)

That’s it! Loaded with nutrients and fiber… and sooooo tasty! I highly recommend it.

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