Veggie Couscous Salad

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Veggie Couscous Salad

Ingredients:

  • 8oz package of pearl couscous
  • 8 – 10 asparagus spears, cut into thirds
  • 1 bell pepper, large diced
  • 4 – 5 radishes, sliced thin
  • 3 – 4 baby bella, or crimini, mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1 cup shelled edamame
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 cups organic kale, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • juice of 2-3 lemons
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Cook couscous according to package directions, then refrigerate while finishing other steps.
  2. Cut asparagus and flash steam in a skillet for just a few minutes, then chill with couscous.
  3. Chop all other vegetables and combine in a large bowl. Add the chilled couscous and asparagus.
  4. Season with all seasonings and finish off with lemon juice

It really is as simple as that! I intended to roast some sweet potatoes to put in it too but I forgot, despite them sitting out next to me on the prep table! Instead I diced and roasted some regular potatoes to put alongside the salad in the meal prep containers. I’ve uncovered some very compelling evidence that we are “starchivores” at our core, and starchy vegetables definitely seem to keep me full longer, so I’m all for adding some potatoes to my lunch.

I hope you enjoy!

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Published by Loren Miller

My name is Loren, and if you're on this page it means you care about your health and living a long and happy life, and that is something we have in common. I've been studying diet and health since 2008, when my grandmother was diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. I started out wanting to know more about the link between diet and cancer, and it's turned into a passion that I will carry for the rest of my life. I am certified in holistic nutrition, and I will soon have my degree in journalism from UMass Amherst. Health and Wellness is my beat, as we call it in the world of journalism, and this website is my outlet. My passions are nutrition and cooking, and looking at health from a holistic perspective. After all, you are so much more than just what ails you. You are a whole, living, breathing, dreaming, beautiful human being with a unique personality and individual goals. Your health goes beyond just what you're eating or how you're exercising; it encompasses everything that makes up your quality of life. That's why I write about everything from diet, to recipes, to self-care, to motivation and mindset. Please join me on this health journey!

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