Beautifully bejeweled lemon and garlic rainbow salad with turmeric Infused giant cous cous
This is a super powered bowl of nutrition right here!!
I had some lovely wholegrain giant couscous (also known as Israeli couscous or pearl couscous).. just begging to be used and I was craving all the colours and lightness in this glorious bowl of sunshine!!..
..... and so this beauty was born 💚.
I actually like the term pearl couscous, that's what came to mind when making this dish, beautiful little bouncy golden pearls..
Everything in this dish is incredibly nourishing... it's high in fibre, contains protein, iron, fatty acids, potassium, magnesium, antioxidants and a whole host of essential vitamins and minerals.
It's really quick to make too! This took me around 10 minutes, and once cooled can be used as a packed lunch or travel meal.
Ingredients (serves 2)
• approx 60g giant cous cous
• 1 heaped teaspoon ground turmeric.
• 2 spring onions
• half an avocado
• 1 large cooked beetroot
• 1 large tomato
• handful supershoots
• handful sesame seeds
• small handful sunflower seeds
• half a fresh red chilli (deseeded)
• large handful fresh coriander
• half a tsp garlic powder
• lemon juice (half a lemon).
• tablespoonextra virgin olive oil
• salt & pepper for light seasoning
Cover the couscous in cold water and add the teaspoon of turmeric powder.
Bring to the boil (keep an eye on it as it bubbles over more easily with the turmeric).. once boiling turn down to a simmer for around 6 to 8 minutes.
While your couscous is cooking, chop all of your whole ingredients ( (spring onions, beetroot, tomato, avocado) into small pieces and transfer to a bowl, add your sesame seeds, olive oil, lemon juice, chilli, coriander, garlic powder, supershoots and sunflower seeds and toss together.
Once the couscous is ready, strain and mix in with other ingredients, season to taste & serve 💚
As usual any feedback or questions are welcome and I always love seeing your pictures and hearing about what you thought 😊.