Eating Savoury Recipes

Springlike Couscous Salad

Guys, my first week of university has started again, so I am mostly spending my time in overly crowded lecture halls or already despairing over math (juuuust a little bit). It’s really a challenge for me to do all of these things again after finishing my first degree, but that’s something I have got to get through. So apart from dozing off on the sofa once in a while after a day of work and studying (especially when watching football/soccer, ask my boyfriend) I seem to have less and less time to cook something more substantial than a sandwich and some quick pasta.

And eating healthy? A candy bar here and there won’t do it for me, I’m basically living off trail mix, smoothies and carrots until I know better. So I’m researching for some good uni/work meals which can be prepared ahead and are rather healthy. Do you have any suggestions? This one here is a recipe I can always draw on, and it’s really really easy to make!

You need:

  • 50g of couscous
  • 100ml of vegetable broth
  • 1 Tomato
  • Cucumber
  • 2 Green onions
  • Feta
  • Frozen or fresh herbs
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tbsp. of white vinegar
  • 4 tbsp. of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

Start by preparing the base (you can easily make this the night before). Cook up the couscous with the vegetable boil, then let it simmer for about 7 minutes while stirring once in a while. When you’re happy with the texture, let the couscous cool, otherwise add some more water. If you prepare this the evening before: Let it cool and fill it into an airtight container to store.

Finely dice tomato and cucumber, cut the onions in half and cut these halves into fine rings. Then dice the feta so it has roughly the same size as tomato and cucumber.

Mix the ingredients into the couscous. If you have fresh herbs (like parsley), chop them and mix them in as well. I used a mixture of already chopped and frozen herbs.

For the vinaigrette mix the juice of half a lemon, 1 tablespoon of white vinegar and 4 tablespoons of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper and spread the vinaigrette over the salad. Add salt/pepper/lemon juice/vinegar/olive oil until you like the taste.

This is a perfect meal for when you’re on the road/at work and don’t have enough time or money to eat out every day (which is way too expensive for students anyway) and don’t want to eat too much fat/sugar/flavour enhancers. Hope you are inspired!

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15 Comments

  • Reply
    Clarissa
    18th April 2016 at 2:11 am

    This looks so refreshing — did you top it with mint? 🙂

    • Michelle
      Reply
      Michelle
      18th April 2016 at 8:43 am

      It was actually just for decorative purposes, I’m not that a big fan of mint in my food (reminds me of toothpaste) 😀

  • Reply
    Annie Abbey
    18th April 2016 at 1:36 pm

    Yummmm! This sounds so good, and like the perfect palette refresher for warmer weather 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
    xx Annie
    http://www.somethingswellblog.com/

    • Michelle
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      Michelle
      18th April 2016 at 9:18 pm

      Exactly, and it’s made in no-time!

  • Reply
    Emily
    18th April 2016 at 3:32 pm

    This sounds good – I’m looking forward to trying it! I’m in a similar situation – work full time, school part time, husband & child to care for all the time… so anytime I can have a meal to go that’s good and keeps me out of the restaurants is a huge win for me.

    • Michelle
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      Michelle
      18th April 2016 at 9:20 pm

      I feel the same, it’s sometimes exhausting to think about a healthy meal on the go as well, but it’s definitely better in the long run!

  • Reply
    Pepper Dasnee
    19th April 2016 at 4:36 am

    Looks yummy!! And refreshing!

  • Reply
    Tenz
    19th April 2016 at 6:48 pm

    omg, does this look delish!
    I will be giving this recipe a go for sure, I love couscous
    Tenz
    http://www.shesabouthatlife.com
    xxx

    • Michelle
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      Michelle
      20th April 2016 at 9:11 pm

      Tell me how you liked it! 🙂

  • Reply
    mihaela
    22nd April 2016 at 8:29 am

    this is really great,you have such a lovely blog! 😀 i hope you’re having an amazing day!

    mfashionfreak♥blog

    • Michelle
      Reply
      Michelle
      22nd April 2016 at 7:01 pm

      Thank you so much, you really made my day by writing that! Have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

  • Reply
    Isabella Lessa
    22nd April 2016 at 9:48 pm

    Parece ser muito apetitosa!
    Lindo o blog,

    Beijos,

    Isa | http://isabellalessa.com

    • Michelle
      Reply
      Michelle
      24th April 2016 at 5:42 pm

      Muito obrigado!

  • Reply
    The Fashion Folks
    23rd April 2016 at 5:33 pm

    Looks so yummy! Xx

    http://www.thefashionfolks.com

    • Michelle
      Reply
      Michelle
      24th April 2016 at 5:42 pm

      Glad you like it! 🙂

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