Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Recipes 1: Couscous and Chickpea Salad

Kellen & I were at Auntie Evelyn's birthday party last night, here are a few pics. I took a couscous salad that J'nea likes. So, I decided to share it with all. I think I'll start a series of recipe favorites...we'll see, here's a start...

Couscous and Chickpea Salad
3 cloves garlic minced
1 Tbsp margarine
1 1/4 cups water
1 cup couscous
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup chopped fresh cilantro or parsley
1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped
4 green onions, chopped
2 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1/2 cucumber
1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed well
2 Tbsp lemon juice
2 tsp olive oil
2 tsp cumin
1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
salt and pepper

1. In a medium saucepan, saute garlic in melted margarine for 2 minutes. Add water and bring to a boil. Stir in couscous and salt. Remove from heat, cover, and let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with fork.
2. Transfer couscous to a large bowl, add remaining ingredients, and mix. (I would recommend to store in fridge for only 2 days.)


pella said...

I like you're idea of recipes...I was thinking of doing the same thing :)

Angela said...

I have a friend who posts her very exotic recipes that she really does make or experiments with. She also adds pictures of it finished and sometimes in the process of being made. It is fun. Great pics of the family and the food sounds great. I think I'll copy it.

J'nea said...

Thanks for posting the recipe, I will try it but I am sure it won't turn out as good as yours. Whos kids are those with the dirty faces LOL.

Anonymous said...

I love the idea of posting your recipes. I love your food! And I can't believe how big Kellen is getting!sarahc