If you are anything like me.... you've never tried Couscous, and you aren't quite sure what it is exactly.... Am I right? Don't be scared.
My mom and I went to a "Well Balanced Cooking" class hosted by our lovely Kitchen Kneads. We got a handful of recipes that are delicious AND healthy. Gotta love that even more!
So, if you are up for something different, give this a shot. One of our healthy recipes:
- 6 ounces whole wheat couscous (you'll find this most likely in your RICE isle at the store... but Walmart didn't carry any coucous. Just a heads up.)
- water (to make your couscous as directed on package)
- 3/4 cup dried cranberries (Craisins)
- 1 Tbsp curry powder or 2 tsp cumin (a lil sweeter flavor)
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1/2 orange, juiced
- 1-2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 3-4 scallions, trimmed and thinly sliced on an angle
- 2 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
- 1/2 lemon, juiced
- 1/2 cup walnuts (optional)
- Feta, add to taste
- In a medium sauce pan, combine water, curry, sugar, salt, and orange juice to a boil over medium-high heat.
- Remove pan from heat and stir in the couscous. Cover the pan until the couscous is tender and all of the liquid has been absorbed. (about 5-6 minutes)
- Put the couscous in a large bowl and add cranberries, parsley, scallions, feta, nuts, and lemon juice.
- Drizzle with olive oil and season with pepper and feta to taste.
- Toss until well combined.