Summer Couscous

When the sun is shining and the weather begins to warm up my mind (and tummy) turns to lighter foods. Cucumber and tomatoes are on heavy rotation during the summer and I’m always looking for new ways to use them.  The other day while I was shopping I found a bag of giant couscous so of course it ended up in my shopping trolley.

I decided to chop some of the veg I had around the house and toss it into the giant couscous for a light summer lunch. I’m so glad for my impulse buy as I’ve made this a few times now, the perfect summer lunch.

summer couscous ingredients

All you have to do is boil the couscous for around 5 minutes.

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Chop the veg into uniform size pieces

Summer CousCous peppers

 

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Combine and season w/ salt and pepper. I added a veg oxo cube the first time I made this as I thought it might need a bit of seasoning but I found I didn’t care for it much and haven’t added it since.

summer couscous balsamic

Drizzle a little balsamic vinegar for a bit of kick and enjoy!

summer couscous

Summer Couscous
Serves 2
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 100g Giant Couscous
  2. 1/2 red pepper
  3. 1/4 cucumber
  4. handful of cherry tomatoes
  5. tsp balsamic vinegar
  6. salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Add 100g of giant couscous to boiling water
  2. Dice the red pepper and cucumber into evenly sized pieces
  3. chop the cherry tomatoes into quarters
  4. Once the couscous is cooked drain the water put into a bowl and add the vegetables.
  5. Mix the couscous and vegetables well
  6. Drizzle w/ balsamic vinegar and add salt and pepper to taste
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