Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Couscous Salad

Trying to eat right is a constant source of contention in my life. I know that I feel so much better when I'm taking in the right kind of foods and exercising...but there's always that part of me that wants to be l.a.z.y...and to eat nothing but junk. Frosting, anyone?

Our C.S.A. is starting up in a couple I've been trying to prepare myself for the onslaught of fruit & veggies that will be happening very soon. I'm adding both to all my meals (forthemostpart). In's actually pretty tasty to have these fresh additions. So why does it seem so difficult?

Last nite...I wanted a tasty side to accompany a roasted chicken. Unfortunately...our first attempt at cooking a whole chicken yielded less-than-wonderful results (as in...less than cooked). So...the couscous salad I had prepared ended up being the star of the meal.

I started w/ a box of took 10 minutes to prepare (5 mins to boil the water, 5 mins to add couscous and let sit). In the mean time...I diced 3 mini sweet peppers, 2 tomatoes, 1 avocado, a bit of red onion...and (from my very own herb garden) about 2 tbsp. of basil. I also squeezed 1/2 a lime and added a pinch each of salt & pepper. Once the couscous was "fluffed"...I added all the delectable veggies, tossed...and enjoyed!

I pretty much loved everything about this yummy salad! It was healthy...and flavorful. Whodathunkit? What made it even better? Serving it in this rad zodiac print Pyrex bowl from my great grandma. Much love, Pyrex!

Can't wait for my next veggie adventure...


1 comment:

  1. I looooove couscous. This looks amazing!!! I will have to try it out!