Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Couscous Salad with Raw Veggies

1 Cup of Water
1 Cup of Couscous
3 Tbsp olive oil ( I sometimes use flaxseed oil or half of each)
3 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
2 Tbsp Braggs Amino Acids (soy sauce substitute - this is optional or you could just salt it)
Juice and zest of one lime
1/4 tsp Pepper
1 Can of Corn (slightly drained - a little of the water adds some nice flavor)
1 diced Beefstake Tomato
1 diced red Bell Pepper
1 small cucumber diced
1/2 small yellow squash diced
1 small onion diced
2 Cups of spinach, somewhat shredded or torn
1 small handful of cilantro

Bring water to a boil. Take water off heat and pour couscous in. Fluff with a fork and then transfer to a large bowl. In a smaller bowl, take the next five ingredients and mix together well, then pour over couscous to keep it from sticking together and getting too dry. Pour can of corn in and the remaining ingredients. Toss until all is well blended. This salad is a super healthy and filling meal by itself. Feel free to experiment with other veggies too. Diced celery or carrots add a nice crunch. You can basically throw in your favorite veggies, and it will still be yummy. Enjoy.

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