Pearl Couscous Salad

Summer is here and that means beautiful bright salads can be served every day =D it’s the ONLY thing I love about summer hahhaa

I hope you’ll love this beautiful pearl couscous salad I made last night. Super easy and so good!

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Ingredients

1 Cup pearl couscous
1.5 Cups chicken stock or 1.5 cups water with some powdered stock inside
1 TBS oil
1/2 of a cucumber, diced small
Small punnet cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
Small block feta cheese (not the soft one) Chopped small
1 Can chickpeas, rinsed
1/2 Red Capsicum, diced small
1/2 Green Capsicum, diced small
Handful of chopped black olives
1/4 Cup red onion, very finely chopped
Small handful of Parsley or Coriander chopped finely if wished
2 Lemons juiced and zest of 1
1 generous tablespoon honey
Olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Method

Cook 1 cup pearl couscous in 1.5 cups chicken stock until soft. Leave to cool, stir occasionally to ensure all stock is absorbed equally.

To bowl add chopped cucumber, red and green capsicum, some red onion, chick peas, cherry tomatoes, chopped parsley and any other veggie you like if wished.

Add juice of 2 lemon and some the zest, olive oil, some honey, salt and pepper. Then stir through chopped feta. SO YUM !!

Feel free to add chopped herbs at the end

Quinoa Salad

The perfect take along for a BBQ or picnic !

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This is SUPER SIMPLE !!

Cook tri colour quinoa as per packet directions. Once completely cold add to it:

pinch of salt
1/2 cup chopped fresh coriander
1 1/2 cups chopped fresh parsley
Sliced almonds
Dried cranberries
Sultanas
Pumpkin seeds
Chopped spring onions

Mix well then refrigerate until needed.

Enjoy !

Baked Fish

I love baked fish, it’s about the only way I find I can actually enjoy it. I don’t mind it in a stew but i’m not fond of it really. Made like this though and i’ll eat it forever very happily.

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This delicious recipe is from a lady named Hanan on a Facebook group I belong to. I hope that you love her recipe as much as I do.

Olive Oil
Salt
Mixed spices (I’m guessing some cumin, paprika, chilli powder)
Bit of garlic
Lemon
Chilli flakes
And Garnished with Parsley

It looks like it’s served with a basic greek type of salad.

Have fun playing with it πŸ™‚