May 16th, 2013
With Memorial Day coming quickly the barbecue, grilling and picnic season will be in fill swing. With all of those invitations coming your way we know one thing crosses your mind, “what dish am I going to bring?”. Over here at EXPO when we’re not trying products or watching videos our absolute favorite thing to do is EAT. Whether it’s trying new dishes or swapping recipes at the lunch table, food is a hot topic at the office. Since everyone always wants an easy dish that can be thrown together and brought to a gathering, we thought we’s share a quick, easy and super healthy recipe to try this season!
This recipe was inspired by the Lemon Asparagus Couscous Salad that we came across on the web and loved. We decided to change it up a bit and replaced the asparagus with cucumbers. We also left out the parsley and instead topped the dish with some crumbled feta cheese. Play around with either version because both taste great! You can also try this with or without the couscous depending on your time and preferences.
- 6 oz whole wheat pearl couscous
- 3/4 lb thin asparagus spears, tough ends trimmed/OR 1/2 cucmber, chopped
- 1 cups grape tomatoes, quartered
- 1/4 cup red onion, minced
- 1-1/2 lemons, juiced
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tbsp fresh parsley, minced (optional)
- Kosher salt, to taste
- fresh cracked pepper, to taste
Make the Couscous, chop all of the vegetables, toss with squeezed lemon and olive oil and you have the perfect side dish to share with all of you friends and neighbors at your next gathering.
Let us know on Facebook or in the comments below if you decide to try this recipe out and let us know what you think!
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