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Couscous Arugula Salad

This delicious Middle Eastern salad will feed and impress your guests. It’s full of nutrition that you can serve as main course if you wish. I always serve more dishes for my guest so I would recommend to serve this dish with hummus or with the eggplant tahini dish. The couscous will be cooked with vegetable broth and flavored with cinnamon. Then it will be added to the salad mix. Finally, we will add the basil flavord freshly squeezed olive oil on top of salad to give it the tasty touch.    

Serving for 4 people
Time to make: 35 mins

To make the salad you will need to have the following: 

  • A bunch of Arugula 
  • Half bunch of Parsley
  • 5 cucumbers cut in small cubes 
  • A mix of 8 chopped heirloom cherry tomatoes 
  • 3 chopped shallots
  • 1/2 orange bell pepper cut in small cubes  
  • 1/2 lemon 
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • Vegetable broth  (you can use vegetable stock cube to prepare the broth) 
  • 2 tbsp Basil Olive oil, you can buy the same fresh olive oil I used from here
  • 4 tsp virgin olive oil  
  • 1 and 1/2 cup of couscous
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1 tsp of salt        

Steps to Prepare:

Step 1:

In a pot, add the vegetable stock cube with 1 tbsp olive oil and simmer for 3 mins. Then add 4 cups of water till boil & the cinnamon sticks (about 10 mins). Place a side

Step 2:

In a skillet, add 2 tbsp of virgin olive oil to medium heated skillet and add the couscous to simmer. Pour the broth gradually over the couscous, one cup every 5 mins and stir. Ensure that the couscous absorb the broth before you add more. Add the salt to the couscous in between. Stir till the couscous becomes brown. Then squeeze the lemon at the end. This process should take about 20 mins. Keep the couscous to cool down for 5 mins.  

Step 3:

In a large salad bowl, mix all vegetables together. Add the cooked couscous on top of it, pour the basil flavored olive oil and mix. The salad should be ready to serve. 

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Lentil Salad with Sesame sauce

This salad is quick to make and full of nutrition. It takes about 10 minutes to prepare. This is one of my favorite light dinner meal. 

Serving for 2 people
Time to make: 10 mins

To make the salad you will need to have the following: 

  • Roasted lentils. Buy it ready made from Trader Joe’s. Frenchy and delicious
  • Cucumber shredded (2)
  • Tomatoes cut in cubes (2)
  • Parsley shredded small bunch fest size
  • Cilantro shredded small bunch fest size
  • Scallion thin sliced (3)
  • Yellow bel pepper shredded (1)
  • Yellow apple sliced (1)
  • olives (8)
  • olive oil (2) tbsp
  • sesame sauce from Trader Joe’s

Steps to Prepare: 

Step 1: 

Add all vegetables and apple together and then add the oil on top

Step 2: 

Add lentils and sesame sauce and mix again. Meal is ready to serve

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Nawal’s Vegan Mung & Eggplant Salad – All Nutrition in One…

I’m really excited to share with you my mom’s Vegan Mung bean Salad Recipe and my favorite salad so far. It is not just a salad. You can have all the nutrition (fibers, proteins,carbs,minerals) you need to start a happy weekend.

This salad is also perfect for the summer. It is easy to make too and easy to find its ingredient. Now, lets jump into the details on how to make it.

ingredients: (serve 4)

  • 100g or half a cup mung beans
  • 2  large potatoes peeled and cut into half inch cubes
  • 2 tomatoes, cut into half inch cubes
  • 1 avocado cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 Eggplant, cut into half inch cubes
  • 1 green pepper, cut and slit
  • 3 Scallions, cut into small pieces
  • half bunch coriander, chopped
  • half bunch parsley, chopped
  • 1 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 3 Tbsp lemon
  • 3 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 4 Tbsp olive oil
  • Salt to taste

Instructions:

  1. Coat potatoes and eggplant lightly in olive oil and then roast them in the oven for 20 mins (oven heated @ 350)
  2. Wash and Boil the mung beans for 25 mins till soft. Drain and let cool slightly.
  3. In a large bowl combine all vegetables together and add all other ingredients
  4. mix well and serve