Veggie filled couscous salad that I can’t stop eating

February 18, 2010 at 3:24 pm 2 comments

omg, it's so good!

Ok.  So I made this couscous-veggie salad that is so good I have eaten three bowls of it in an hour.

I can list what I put in it and loose amounts, but I don’t really measure when I am making salads so it will be very very loose guessing.

Ingredients for the Veggie-Couscous salad with asian viniagrette

1/4 of a hot-house cucumber, diced

1/3 of a large red bell pepper, diced finely

3 baby bella mushrooms, sliced thinly

1/2 carrot, grated or sliced thinly

one small handful cilantro, chopped

1/4 cup almonds, the slivered kind

1/8 cup sesame seeds

1/8 cup sunflower seeds

1/2 inch ginger, minced

2 garlic cloves, minced

1/2 bunch asparagus, lightly steamed, still crisp

1 cup couscous

1 cup water

olive oil

chili flakes

black pepper

sesame oil

zest of 1/2 an orange

juice of one orange

seasoned rice vinegar

So I boiled the water and then added the couscous and a dash of olive oil and then moved the pot off the burner and covered tightly for 5 mins.

I combined all of the chopped veg. and the chopped cilantro in a large bowl.

I toasted the sesame seeds and almonds together and then added them to the large bowl with the veg.

Then I made the viniagrette and this is where it gets hard for me.  I know it was the zest of about 1/2 an orange.  I know I lightly squeezed the same orange of it’s juice.  I know I added olive oil and it was about maybe a 1/4 cup.  Then I added several dashes of toasted sesame oil and maybe a 1/8-1/4 cup of the vinegar.  I think I also added some chili flakes and black pepper.  I added the garlic and ginger to the dressing and by this time the couscous was cooked so I combined everything and tasted it for seasoning but it was perfect.  PERFECT.

So then I ate three bowls full.



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Vegan day 2 Hello Friday people!

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Bellyhoo  |  February 18, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    This looks sooo good. OK- I’ll be an occasional vegan for Lent. By this, I mean less read meat, more veggies. I’ll spare you the talk about “‘what I cooked for dinner” because you’ll be wisty. I’ll tell ya later- its from the Ugliches’ cookbook and it rhymes with ‘dork mop’ and it was deee-vine. Looking forward to more of your vegan adventures.

  • 2. Ruby  |  February 19, 2010 at 9:04 am

    You little devil!
    I’m actually doing great so far, definately no meat cravings, the dairy has been harder, but it’s totally fine right now…..on day 3, LOL!


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