Healthy Helpings – Feta and Mint Couscous Salad

I was honored to be asked to be part of this blog. I have battled a weight problem all my life, and that battle continues. I try to eat as healthy as possible, including fresh veggies and fruits whenever I can. I am always looking for new things to try.

Welcome to Healthy Helpings. Each Thursday, I will post a healthy, but delicious recipe that I have tested. All of us here at The Krazy Kitchen would love for you to share a favorite recipe of your own! Post your favorite “Healthy Helping” recipe on your blog and then come back here and add to Mr. Linky!

I found this recipe by Quick & Simple while looking for something quick & easy for a side dish. It is both quick and simple. By the time the couscous was cooked, I had the veggies chopped!

Not familiar with couscous? Couscous is a coarsely ground semolina pasta, that has been widely used in North African cuisine, and when you buy the quick cook takes less than 10 minutes to prepare. My 12 year old LOVES couscous.

Feta and Mint Couscous Salad
* 1 box (5.9-oz.) toasted pine nut-flavored couscous
* 3 tomatoes ( Used ONE large tomato)
* 1/2 cucumber
* 1/4 cup(s) dried fruit (I used raisins)
* 1 jarred roasted red pepper (I made my own by slicing 1/2 red pepper, drizzling with EVOO and baking for a few minutes)
* 2 tablespoon(s) olive oil
* 2 tablespoon(s) lemon juice
* 2 tablespoon(s) fresh mint
* 4 oz of crumbled feta (I used plain, although below it mentions garlic & herb)

Directions

1. Prepare toasted pine nut-flavored couscous as label directs.
2. Meanwhile, combine chopped tomatoes, chopped cucumber, cup chopped dried fruit (any kind, or a mix) and chopped jarred roasted red pepper in a large serving bowl. Add olive oil, lemon juice and chopped fresh mint; mix well. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
3. Fluff couscous with a fork and spoon into serving bowl. Add a 4-oz. package crumbled garlic-and-herb-flavored feta cheese; toss well.

Pacey

Hi Martha, Welcome and thank you for hosting this meme. I’ve never tried your menu here, am sure this is delish one. Mine is up now.

Martha

Hi Martha,
This recipe sounds wonderful! I love couscous but have never prepared it like this before.
I’m off to an appointment this morning, I’ll be back later to play along 🙂