Friday, May 16, 2008


So I took a single-day cooking class a few years ago. The teacher was quite opinionated, but her salads were good and healthy. She's single-handedly trying to eliminate fatty macaroni and potato salads from summer picnics.
Here is one of her recipes, adjusted of course.

Couscous Salad:
1 cup whole wheat couscous (6 oz): $0.63
1.5 cup boiling water
1/3 c. frozen peas, defrosted (0.08)
1/3 c. diced carrots, blanched 1 min in boiling water (0.04)
1/3 c. diced red onion (0.11)
1/4 c. fresh dill (0.75)
1/4 c. fresh parsley (I omitted this, 'cuz I didn't have it)
1/2 c. cooked chickpeas, from dried (0.08)
1 tsp salt
2 T. olive oil (0.21)
2 T. red wine vinegar (0.08)
freshly ground black pepper to taste

Total: $1.98 for 8 servings, 0.25 per serving

Pour boiling water over couscous, cover & let sit 10 min. Fluff with fork.

Mix remaining ingredients. Tastes even better the next day.

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