Refreshing Whole Wheat CousCous Salad

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Ingredients:

Whole Wheat Cous Cous- 1 cup

Cayenne Pepper- 1 teaspoon

Chopped Green Beans- 1/4 cup

ChoppedYellow Squash- 1/2 cup

Green Peas- 1/4cup

Chopped Carrots- 1/4 cup

Onion- 1

Tomato- 1

Jalapeno- 1(optional for heat)

Fresh garlic- 3 cloves

Salt to taste

Garlic powder- 1 teaspoon

Cumin seeds- 1 teaspoon

Curry powder- 1/2 teaspoon

Preparation

This recipe takes less than 10 minutes if you have all the vegetables chopped and ready. So if you are pressed for time or want to make a quick dinner all you need is to chop the veggies ahead of time or you can buy the chopped frozen vegetables from the supermarket. You can thrown in pretty much any veggie and improvise this recipe.

Firstly chop onion, tomato, jalapeno, green beans, carrots about 1/2 an inch and try to chop them evenly so they cook evenly.

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Take a non stick saute pan and keep it on low flame. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil and then add cumin seeds. Wait for the cumin seeds to get toasted and splutter. Now add the chopped onion, tomato, jalapeno and vegetables along with salt to taste, garlic powder and curry powder. Mix well and saute for about 2 -3 minutes.

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Now add 1 cup of whole wheat CousCous and 1 1/2 cups of water.

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Mix well and keep covered for about 5 more minutes till couscous absorbs all the water. Fluff cooked CouCous with a fork and serve with Tzatziki on the side.

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I also make a chilled Raita with onions, cucumbers and green chillies to be served along with this salad.

Enjoy!

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