Fruity Couscous Salad Recipe – A fresh and tasty summer salad! Quick and easy to make with only 10 ingredients.
We had another prenatal appointment at my doctor’s today. While up until recently I felt like pregnancy was going to take forever this seems to have suddenly changed.
With only a few weeks left to go the day there’s going to be three of us seems to be getting closer and closer. And I can hardly wait for it!
Well, with that said, I’m rather anxious about what to expect too. We’re pretty much all set up and also spent two entire days at a wonderful birthing class.
I have read in all the pregnancy and baby books I’ve been given (does this happen to everyone?
Once we announced the pregnancy I suddenly had a huge pile of books sitting on my bedside table which had all been given to me by various people – OK, most of them were my mom’s from the 80’s but there was still some useful stuff in there!).
But even though I have tried to prepare myself as well as possible I can hardly prepare for the emotional side of caring for another human being.
I keep thinking about meeting my little chicken for the first time – and that’s all it takes to completely overwhelm me with emotions. I guess I will just have to take it as it comes!
On a completely different (and much lighter) note, what has been really puzzling me is that I seem to be more mobile and have more stamina than I did for the most part of the last few months.
There are things really tiring me out like hot and humid weather or long stretches during which I can’t sit or lie down.
But doing things around the home, going shopping or cooking seems to be much easier now than just a few weeks ago.
That’s why right now I don’t mind coming up with recipes involving a lot of chopping!
I really like eating salads during the summer, especially if they pretty much make up an entire meal.
One of my favorites is Tabbouleh because it’s so refreshing (and I absolutely love the texture of couscous!) but if there’s something I really can’t handle at the moment it’s too many herbs and spices.
Because I’d still like to eat a nice couscous salad every once in a while during summer I had to come up with a different way to make it involving less fresh herbs but without compromising on the flavor part.
The tomato combined with fresh and dried fruit provides a lot of freshness while the zingy lemon dressing and a bit of fresh mint make it really pop!
If you need a change from traditional couscous salads – give this one a try. It’s fun and easy to make – you won’t be disappointed!
Fruity Couscous Salad Recipe
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- 1 1/3 cups couscous 250g
- 2 cups vegetable broth 475ml
- 2 tomatoes skinned and cubed
- 2 large apricots pitted and cubed
- 2.1 oz dried dates pitted and cubed, 60g
- Bunch of fresh mint chopped
- 1/4 cup olive oil 60ml
- Juice of a lemon
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Whisk all salad ingredients together until a smooth dressing forms.
- Cook the couscous in broth according to package instructions.
- While the couscous is still hot add all the salad ingredients and the dressing. Cover and set aside for fifteen minutes. Taste for seasoning and serve while still slightly warm.