Monday, June 22, 2009
Inspired by a recipe in this month's Veg News, and a salad I ate at Whole Foods a few weeks ago... Silly name, I know...
*1 cup water
*1/4 cup + 1 tbs. orange juice
*1 cup whole wheat couscous
*1/3 cup raisins
*1/2 cup diced carrots
*1 tbs. olive oil
*2 tbs. chopped parsley
*1/4 cup toasted almonds (optional)
Boil water and 1/4 orange juice together. Once at a boil, add couscous and remove from heat, cover and let steam for 5 mins. Then lift lid and add carefully mix in raisins, fluffing couscous with a fork. The heat will make the raisins plump up, so let the pot sit uncovered for about 10 mins. Then carefully add carrots.
Whisk remaining tbs. orange juice, olive oil, parsley and a pinch salt and pepper together and then drizzle over couscous and carefully mix in with a fork. Top with toasted almonds, if desired. Can be served cold or at room temperature.