10 August 2011

super easy delicious quick recipe, a broken ankle and bakin' it to the streets

My poor mom broke her ankle hiking this last weekend. That meant she was my Bakin' it to the Streets recipient this time - someone in need, right? So I whipped up this salad which takes less than fifteen minutes, is healthy, and totally satisfying. Plus you can make it ahead and it keeps (and improves) for days. I thought I'd pass it along to you guys - I think you'll love it, too.

I got all of my ingredients at Trader Joe's, but I am sure they are easily accessible at any grocery store.  Here is what you need:

1 cup whole wheat couscous
1 cup water
sea salt and pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium cucumber, sliced into half circles
1/2 pint grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
3/4 cup shelled edamame
1/4 fresh parsley, chopped
1/2 cup crumbled feta (I used fat free)
1/4 cup light champagne vinaigrette
2 cups wild arugula (or any mixed greens)

To prepare couscous, combine with the water, salt and pepper and olive oil in a microwave safe dish. Stir well and microwave for 3 1/2 minutes on high. Fluff with a fork and stick it in the fridge to cool a bit.

When the couscous is room temp or cooler, mix in the rest of the ingredients, except for the arugula. 
{a great alternate dressing: 2 tablespoons of olive oil and the juice of one lemon.}
When you're ready to serve (immediately or at any point over the following 48 hours), 
top arugula with couscous and serve.

So easy, and kind of addictive. Make it, share it, pass it on!

I also made a big batch of mocha coconut brownies to stick with the bakin' theme. Those were less easy (but not hard) and most definitely not healthy. That recipe will be coming along soon enough and you might love me or you might hate me because they are dangerous. I know because I accidentally ate one for dinner. And dessert. 

So here is to my mom's quick recovery, delicious food, and sharing with others!

If you have a Bakin' it to the Streets story, recipe or photo to share (and I hope you do!), please link up below and spread the word!


  1. yum, wish I had a recipe to add to your linky. Hugs!

  2. That looks like exactly what I want to make for dinner. Light and delicious. Thanks for the inspiration. I'm on my way to the store!

    Stopping by from SITS.

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner

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