Broccoli Couscous Salad

broccoli couscous saladSummer is slowly setting in in Melbourne. Yes! summer salads are always welcome. I used wholemeal couscous in this salad but you can use millet or quinoa for gluten free option. Try to include whole grains in your salads because they help to stabilise your blood sugar level and contain more fibre and protein. Crunchy broccoli, buttery green peas, nutty toasted almonds, sweet and sour cranberries. What not to love? You can definitely make a big batch for a crowd or work lunch next day. Enjoy x

Ingredients (serves 2)

1 cup wholemeal couscous
1 cup boiling water
1 head of broccoli
1/2 cup of green peas
1/2 tsp of paprika
juice and zest from 1/2 lemon
1 tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
dried cranberries and roasted almonds

Add 1 cup of hot water into couscous in a bowl, add olive oil, cover and set aside for 5-10 minutes. In the mean time, roughly chop and steam broccoli and peas. Fluff the couscous from the top using a fork, add paprika, lemon zest and juice and season with salt and pepper. Add cooked broccoli, peas, roughly chopped cranberries and almonds into a bowl and toss to combine. Transfer to a serving bowl. Add another drizzle of olive oil to serve.

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