Friday, September 26, 2008


And now, for your Friday, I present . . . food!

I've been mixing it up around here, trying new foods and new recipes, all in an effort to eat a wider, more healthy variety of foods. Weekends are a great time to try out new recipes, since most of us have a little more time then. So, here's the first of what I'd like to make a weekly habit: Friday Yummies!

Couscous Salad*

1-1/2 c. couscous
1-1/2 c. boiling water
1/2 c. fat-free plain yogurt
1/4 c. olive oil
2 tsps. white vinegar
1 tbsp. curry powder
1 tsp. kosher salt
1 tsp. ground pepper
1/2 c. grated carrots
1/2 c. dried cranberries
1/2 c. slivered almonds
2 scallions, thinly sliced

Pour couscous in a bowl and pour water over it. Cover and allow couscous to soak for about 5 minutes.

Whisk (important! Use a whisk!) together the yogurt, olive oil, curry, salt and pepper until slightly emulsified. Fluff couscous with a fork. Pour yogurt sauce over couscous and mix well. Add remaining ingredients and mix again. Adjust seasoning to taste. Serve cool or at room temperature -- I prefer it at room temp.


*Adapted from The Barefoot Contessa.


Mark Salinas said...

Ok this one has been printed out! Have a great weekend and thanks for the recipe!

tfh said...

Ooh, this one looks easy enough that I might just have the energy to make it tonight. Incidentally, I love the word "whisk."

Marcy said...

Hmmmmm doesn't sound too bad. I might have to try this baby out. Thanks chica!

Roisin said...

I hope I don't sound too much like the LOL Cats when I say...Nom Nom Nom!!!

*aron* said...

YUM! good idea - i love trying out new recipes when i have the time!

The Happy Runner said...

This one really IS easy!
And, it tastes even better the next day. So, make it for dinner one night and lunch the next.

carla said...

note to self:

buy a whisk.

Vava said...

My boys love couscous, though I might have to leave out the scallions. Is that a big deal to the recipe? Thanks!

The Happy Runner said...

Just leave them out -- I've made this dish when I haven't had any scallions on hand and it is still good :-)

laura said...

What a great way to do a healthier pasta-ish side dish!
laura at eatingwellanywhere

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