For all those days when you are feeling lazy but still want to bring a healthy lunch to work or school, this is an ideal recipe! Couscous is a pretty interesting ingredient. For once, it’s a type of pasta, not a grain as many believe. Mind blowing, isn’t it?
When choosing what type of couscous to buy, make sure to get whole wheat couscous as it is much healthier compared to the regular couscous.
It contains more fiber and is also an excellent source of protein, selenium and potassium. As you know fiber is essential for proper digestion and, thus, helps with weight loss. Eating a high-fiber diet may also reduce the risk of heart diseases.
However since couscous is made with wheat flour, it is not gluten-free and, therefore, unsafe for people with celiac disease.
If you don’t consume gluten, I recommend substituting couscous with quinoa. The salad will still turn out amazing. I promise!
MAIN: Couscous Salad with Feta Cheese
SIDES: Grapes, Almonds, Prunes
DRINK: Mint & Lemon Water
- ½ cup whole wheat couscous
- ½ english cucumber, peeled and diced
- ¼ cup feta cheese
- 1 green onion, minced
- handful of parsley, minced
- handful of mint, minced
- handful of dill, minced
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- juice of ½ lemon
- salt & pepper for seasoning
- In a small pot, bring ½ cup of water to a boil.
- When the water starts to boil, add couscous and a dash of salt. Stir, turn off the heat and cover the pot. Let the couscous stand like this for 12 minutes.
- Meanwhile, dice cucumber and chop green onion, parsley, mint and dill.
- Combine cucumber and chopped herbs in a bowl.
- After 12 minutes, fluff couscous with a fork and combine with cucumber and herbs.
- Add feta cheese, olive oil and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper.
Have a Fabulous Lunch!