Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Couscous salad with grilled veggies and pomegranate



I used to be discouraged by cooking with pomegranate as it always seemed impossible and messy to seed but since I found the easiest way to do so I can't stop adding these crunchy and succulent seeds to my salads! (click here for seeding method).
This time I am making a fresh Couscous salad mixing ingredients that I found in my fridge and freezer:

Recipe
1 cup of Couscous
1 1/4 cup of chicken or vegetable stock
1 Zucchini
1/2 a Pomegranate 
Approx. 1 cup of edamame (soy beans)
Feta cheese
Spring onions
A couple of mint leaves
1 whole lemon
Butter / olive oil

Method
- Place the Couscous in a large bowl 
- Bring the chicken stock to boil and pour over the couscous together with a small dice of butter (picture 8), cover with cling film and leave it approximately 5 minutes until the grain has absorbed the liquid
- Thinly slice the zucchini and grill, season with a little olive oil, sea salt and pepper
- Boil the edamame for about 3 minutes (I used the frozen Birds Eye Soya Beans) 
-Seed the pomegranate 
-Mix all the ingredients together including the mint leaves & some chopped spring onions, crumble some feta cheese on top and add a splash of lemon juice to give it a nice acidic kick!

Enjoy!










31 comments:

  1. Mhmm... this looks tasty!
    I love pomegranates - I usually mix the juice with Prosecco or Champagne, but I never used them to cook.
    I might actually try this recipe...

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  2. Yummers M.E, definitely my kind of salad! I have to say I normally cheat & buy pre prepared Pomegranate - not as fresh I know!!
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  4. This looks absolutely delicious. I want to try it one day. Great photos.

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  5. OMG! You are god in the kitchen!!!

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  6. Looks very good and healthy!

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  7. Wow! That looks so amazing! You are really creative in cooking! Usually vegan meals don't look very appetizing to me >.<

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  10. oh my good, this looks so yummy but yet healthy. Need to save that recipe for weekend :))

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  11. I know I shall enjoy this as it includes some of my favourite ingredients such as pomegranate. It looks so colourful and attractive too with the grilled courgettes.
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  14. soooo yummy!

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  15. Absolutely delicious!!! have a nice week!

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  16. Wow, this recipe looks so beautiful, i love the art on that cucumber so stunning!!!

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  17. This is something different to me.I'm always want something new and this is it.Thanks for ur great recipe and gorgeous dressing.
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  18. perfect, I will cook too :) merci :)
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  19. perfect, I will cook too :) merci :)
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  21. OH MY GOODNESS! Love this recipe I will deff be giving this a go! Your photography is sublime! Can't wait to look round the rest of your vlog!!
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  24. I love couscous, and it's so easy to make, This looks delicious, and great photos as well! /Madison :)

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