Mediterranean Cous Cous Summer Salad

 

Meditterean Salad

 

Trying to eat healthy during the Summer Season? Here is great salad filled with lots of nutritional and delicious flavours, an appetising accompaniment to a picnic or BBQ.

 

Ingredients :

125g Cous Cous

1 Butternut Squash – Diced

1 Yellow Pepper – sliced Julienne

1 Red Pepper – sliced Julienne

Cherry Tomatoes –  cut into halves

Radish – sliced

1 Spring Onion – sliced

Baby Spinach and Rocket Lettuce

 

 

 

  • Dice the butternut squash and place on a baking tray , drizzle olive oil and place in oven at 160ºC for 25-30 mins, checking at 10 minute intervals.

 

  • Pre soak the cous cous in a bowl with 160ml of boiling , I add one vegetable stock cube to the boiling mixture to add extra flavour. Leave for 5-7 Mins, then with a fork fluff up the cous cous and allow to cool.

 

  • Slice the Red and Yellow pepper thinly in julienne slices, then lightly fry in coconut oil until skins slightly blacken.

 

  • Whilst the Butternut squash is cooking you have time to cut and prepare your vegetables and place your salad in a bowl, I find with this recipe its all about the colours and assembly. I make a well in the centre of a large bowl using the salad, then add the cooled cous cous mixture into middle and arrange the vegetables around, placing the spring onions on top .

 

 

 

 

 

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