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CousCous Salad

CousCous Salad

By Nmami Agarwal             08/21/2018

Couscous the traditional dish of North Africa which we are going to make the same cooked with the nutritional combination of fibre rich veggies and other healthful herbs and ingredients to make it more hearty salad.  Here’s a lip-smacking couscous salad, with an interesting assortment of veggies including broccoli, tomatoes and mushrooms with added lemon juice for tangy taste and mint leaves for an incredible aroma.

Nutritional Values

Couscous has an important antioxidant called selenium that helps protect your body with an exceptional source of essential nutrients like plant-based protein, which is also high in carbs and good for gluten sensitivity people. It also contains fewer essential nutrients than other foods.

Vegetables used in this recipe are the host of vital nutrients and powerful antioxidants which should be included in your daily diet. These veggies deliver sufficient amounts of vitamin A, K, B6, folate, carotenoids like beta-carotene, zeaxanthin and lutein. Also, these veggies are packed with important nutrients and phytochemicals which support the maximum benefit and fulfil your day to day vegetable requirement.

Ingredients

  • Couscous- 20g

  • Oil for cooking- 1/2 Tsp.

  • Cucumber cubes- 20g

  • Chopped tomatoes- 25g

  • Blanched broccoli florets- 25g

  • Sliced and blanched mushrooms- 20g

  • Lettuce, in small pieces- 3-4 leaves

  • Finely chopped mint leaves- 1/4 cup

  • Lemon juice- 10ml

  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • Salt to taste

Calories: 137 kcal

Course: Evening Snack

Method

  • Boil 2 cups of water in a deep pan, add salt, oil and mix it well.

  • Add couscous, mix it well and let it cook on medium flame for six to seven minutes. Stir occasionally.

  • Drain the water and wash it with cold water.

  • Mix all the ingredients, along with broken wheat you just cooked in a deep bowl and toss well.

  • Ready to serve.

Over to you

This nutrient-dense couscous salad is flavoured with aromatic mint and lemon juice to enhance the taste and nutritional values to be enjoyed over tea in the evening or for breakfast. No oil dressing required and all the ingredients are high in fibre, making this couscous salad healthy and a wonderful snack for women with PCOS.

 

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