Sunday, May 1, 2011

CousCous Salad

As part of Maitri friendship chain I was matched with Nancy of Kitchen Gypsies.The mystery ingredient that I received was couscous. She has also sent me a cute little bunny.The bunny is nowadays busy in my daughter's hands.


I have heard of couscous but I have never seen it before.Obviously this is my first recipe with Couscous.
Nancy gave me a hint to identify the ingredient after which I figured out. Thanks Nancy for expanding my cooking horizon with a new ingredient and thank you so much for the little bunny.


Yesterday I used half of the cup of couscous to make a healthy veggie salad and remaining half to make a dessert(Will post the recipe in my next post).My whole family liked the salad. Couscous brings a wonderful texture to the salad.And the recipe is very simple which does not involve any cooking but tastes absolutely great.




Ingredients
Couscous: 1/2 cup
Bell pepper chopped: 1/2 cup
Tomato chopped: 1/2 cup
Green onions chopped: 1/2 cup
Cucumber chopped: 1/2 cup
Cilantro chopped: 2 tablespoon
Green chilli chopped: as per taste
Lime juice: 1 tsp
Salt: as per taste
Pepper powder: 1/4 tsp


Step1:
Mix couscous and 1.5 cups of boiling water in a bowl and leave it closed for 15 min.


Step2:
Fluff the couscous well breaking up any lumps. Add salt


Step3:
Add all the vegetables and mix well


Step4:
Season with pepper and lime juice


Step5:
Serve at once or can be refrigerated as well.



16 comments:

  1. Very healthy and colourful salad...nice to see many wonderful recipes emerging out of maitri chain.

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  2. Iam sure this healthy salad would have tasted delicious... waiting for the dessert recipe...

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  3. Interesting and healthy salad...

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  4. Delicious & healthy salad!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  5. Great job dear, the salad looks awesome and mouth watering. Glad you had fun and thanks for being part of this event :)

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  6. Wonderful looking bunny and healthy salad looks yum...

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  7. Love this salad- the bunny is adorable :)
    US Masala

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  8. Salad looks so yummy and healthy.

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  9. looks awesome and so does the bunny :)

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  10. Healthy salad with a sudden burst of colours! Adorable bunny...

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  11. Wonderful salad,looks yummy and healthy too..

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  12. Lovely colorful salad, looks super delicioius.

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  13. Healthy and yummy salad.Bunny looks so cute.An Award is waiting for you in my blog my dear.
    cheers
    rani

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