Are you bored of eating the same old sandwiches each day? This quick and easy recipe is great for a light lunch, or served as a side dish, and it only takes 10 minutes to make. Plain couscous which is cooked in water without salt or additional butter/oil is a low fat (almost fat-free) source of carbohydrate. A single one-cup serving provides about 36 grams of carbohydrate. It also contains a small amount of fibre and by adding nuts this gives you a great source of protein also. It is also a delicious way of using up vegetables instead of using them in a plain salad.
- 100g Couscous
- 200ml Vegetable Stock
- 2 Spring Onions
- 1 Red Pepper
- ½ Cucumber
- 50g Feta Cheese, cubed
- 2 tbsp Pesto
- 2 tbsp Crushed Walnuts
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cooling Time: 10 Minutes
Servings: 2 (Lunch) 4 (Side Dish)
- Place the couscous into a bowl, add the stock, and cover with cling film and leave for 10 minutes.
- Chop the cucumber, pepper, spring onion and feta cheese into small pieces.
- Mix the chopped ingredients with the couscous and sprinkle the walnuts on top
- Serve alongside our stuffed Pesto Peppers
Here at MotivatePT we always make up two batches and store it in the fridge for up to 4 days in an airtight container. It is great as a healthy snack, whenever you find yourself feeling peckish. It can also be a excellent addition to your evening meal to get those extra vitamins and minerals that we all need. It is a hearty dish that is so simple to make. Spice it up by adding a slightly different flavour by using the zest and juice of a lime. You can also serve this with plain grilled chicken or fish for extra protein and omega3 . We always team this salad with our healthy pesto peppers.