Saturday, 18 June 2011

Courgette Couscous Salad

As a student, this recipe made one of my staple meals for many reasons. It is quick to whip up, healthy (about 250 calories per serving!) and cheap. Couscous is also a versatile ingredient which works well with most other ingredients. 

This salad works well as a meal on its own or as a side dish. Tangy, flavourful and filling and all under 15 minutes. It is also perfect served hot or cold. 

Fun fact of the day.  Did you know half a courgette counts as one of your recommended five-a-day portions of fruit and vegetable?

Courgette Couscous Salad

Serves 2 as a main dish.


300g couscous
1 pint vegetable stock
2 courgettes, sliced thinly
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1 tbsp olive oil
Goat’s cheese or feta cheese
Juice of half a lemon

  1. Heat a pan and cook the courgettes and garlic. Drizzle the courgette slices with olive oil and season. Cook for a few minutes on both sides until softened. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  2. Next prepare the vegetable stock and soak the couscous until all liquid is absorbed. Toss the cooked courgettes with the couscous and add the cheese. Finally add the lemon juice for a tangy finish.

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  1. Your Courgette Couscous looks delectable! Must try as I enjoy vegetarian dishes as a light meal.

  2. Let me know how you find it! It seems that courgettes tend to have a bad rep when it comes to vegetables but I think they are fab :)

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