Did you know that amongst all its incredible benefits couscous is not only my ultimate favourite food 💗but also a source of Selenium 🙌🏻which is a powerful anti-oxidant!!! It is an excellent side dish, great for salads, with fish and meat or simply with vegetables. It’s extremely versatile and you can add all your favourite ingredients!! Couscous reminds me of my Mediterranean sea, the nutty flavour brings me back to my childhood when my Mum used to cook our traditional “Fregola Sarda alle Vongole”, Giant Couscous with Clams…FAVOLOSA!!!! I will share with you my family’s recipe in the summer 🙂
200ml hot water
2 spring onions
1 red pepper
1 yellow pepper
1 tin of cannellini beans
1 tbs of passata (to add some colour)
Hot and sweet Roquito chilli peppers pearls (for a spicy kick)
Juice of 1 lemon
Chopped fresh mint, handful
Tip couscous into a large bowl, pour over the hot water. Cover with a tea towel, then leave for 10 mins, until fluffy and all the water has been absorbed. Meanwhile, finely slice the onions and the peppers. Rinse the cannellini beans and add them with the peppers and onions to the couscous, add a handful of Roquito peppers and a little passata, dress with olive oil, salt and lemon juice, then sprinkle over some fresh mint to serve.
Serving suggestions : place the couscous on a plate, slice 1 beef tomato, place it on the plate with some green olives, lettuce and one sliced avocado. Drizzle some olive oil and lemon juice…Pronto!!!