Friday, 30 January 2015

Greek Couscous Salad !


Hello Lovely People,

Today's post is a very very simple salad recipe which absolutely needs no cooking. I love couscous for this reason most as it just needs some hot water and ready to eat.
This Greek couscous salad is very healthy and absolutely filling with lot of fresh veggies and goodness of olives seasoned with lovely herbs. Use fresh Parsley as it gives an excellent flavour and the salty feta cheese with the crunch of onions and olives it is indeed refreshing yet simple.



INGREDIENTS
  • 150 gms wholewheat couscous
  • 1/2 medium Onion (sliced)
  • 10 Plum tomatoes (halved)
  • a fistful Black Olives (halved)
  • a fistful Green Olives (halved)
  • a handful of chopped cucumber
  • 1/2 red and green bell peppers (chopped)
  • a handful chopped parsley
  • a handful crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/2 Lemon / lime
  • salt as needed
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp mixed dried herbs (oregano, thyme, parsley)
  • 2 tbsp E.V Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp White wine Vinegar (or Red wine Vinegar)





STEPS


  • Take the couscous in a bowl and add super hot water to it with salt as needed. 
  • Water ratio is 1.5 parts of water to 1 part couscous.
  • Leave it aside for 10 - 15 minutes and you will find all the water being absorbed by couscous.
  • Fluff it with a fork and add to a bigger bowl.



  • Now add all the veggies and olives to it and give a mix.
  • Pour in the olive oil and season with pepper and dried herbs.
  • Sprinkle some salt for the veggies if needed.



  • Throw in the feta cheese and fresh parsley and squeeze lime/ lemon juice.
  • Add little white wine vinegar (optional) and give a final mix.



Enjoy the salad fresh or refrigerate and serve it cold. Add a dash of olive oil before serving.



With Love,





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