Hello folks! I apologize for my haitus from blogging - but I have a great recipe, courtesy of Whole Foods that I wanted to share. Its tried, tested and definitely yum! A great side with a summer twist!
Whole-wheat couscous is super easy and quick to prepare. Tossed with cider vinaigrette, juicy nectarines (ideally organic in season!), watercress and pistachios, this dish is full of flavor and texture.
1 cup whole-wheat couscous
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 organic nectarines, diced
1 bunch watercress, stems removed and leaves sliced (about 1 1/2 cups packed leaves)
1/2 cup pistachios, chopped
1/4 cup thinly sliced shallot
Bring 1 1/2 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Stir in couscous, cover and remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes, then fluff with a fork. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper. Whisk in olive oil in a thin steady stream until dressing thickens. Add couscous, nectarines, watercress, pistachios and shallots to bowl and toss to combine. Serve warm or chilled.
Per serving: 360 calories (130 from fat), 15g total fat, 2g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 160mg sodium, 51g total carbohydrate (9g dietary fiber, 8g sugar), 12g protein