Free Healthy Recipe - Curried Pearl Couscous and Prawn Salad

Dairy free, Low fat, Low sugar

Couscous is a tiny, granular type of pasta made from durum wheat ground into fine grains then steam cooked. One of the world's staple foods due to its ease in cooking and verstaility, couscous is also a good source of fibre. Here teamed with protein in the form of eggs, it makes a quick meal that can be used for lunch or dinner.

*Recipe courtesy of Israeli Pearl Blu Couscous

5 tbsp olive oil
½ tsp curry powder, (or more if you wish)
250 grams pearl cous cous
2½ cups boiling water
2 tomatoes seeds removed & diced
½ avocado diced
2 eggs hard boiled, diced
12 prawns freshly cooked, peeled & deveined
1 lemon juiced
mint leaves finely sliced
3 tbsp chives, finely cut

Mix together the juice of 1 small lemon, 1 tbsp red wine vinegar, 3 tbsp olive oil and a little salt and pepper. Just before tossing salad with dressing, add 6 finely sliced mint leaves and 3 tbsp finely cut chives.

Pour 1 tbsp olive oil into a non-stick pan. Stir in curry powder and cook for a few seconds, before adding couscous and stirring for about 20 seconds. Add boiling water, cover pan and simmer for 8-10 minutes, stirring every few minutes until cooked. By that time, the water will have been absorbed.

Stir 1 tbsp olive oil into couscous, then spread couscous on a tray to cool, stirring with a fork to prevent sticking.

When cold, place couscous in salad bowl and toss with dressing. Then gently stir in diced tomato, avocado and eggs. Add prawns, either whole or cut into small pieces.

Bon appétit!

P.S. You can omit the prawns if you want a vegetarian salad.

Makes 4 servings

Scale recipe to serves

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cooking Time: 15 mins
Ready in: 30 mins

Suitable for:
Dinner, Lunch, Salad, Side Dish
See also:
Cous Cous with Parsley and Pomegranate
Cous Cous with Herbs and Pomegranate
Turkish Pearl Couscous Pilaf with Spicy Grilled Lamb
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Nutritional Information - Per Serve
Kj 2514 kj
Calories 601 kcal
Fat 34 g
Saturated Fat 5.7 g
Total Carbohydrate 49.5 g
Total Protein 23 g
Fibre 3.85 g

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