A quick and easy recipe for Couscous salad with snow peas and rosa tomatoes.

1 1/4 cups (310 ml) quick cooking couscous
2 cups (500 ml) hot water
4 t (20 ml) Ina Paarman’s Vegetable Stock Powder
2 T (30 ml) olive oil
1/4 cup (60 ml) parsley, chopped
1 t (5 ml) Ina Paarman’s Green Onion Seasoning

For the salad:
200 g snow peas (mange tout), cut in half lengthways
1 T (15 ml) olive oil
Ina Paarman’s Vegetable Spice or Green Onion Seasoning
200 g baby rosa tomatoes, halved lengthways
1 T (15 ml) freshly grated lemon rind
1/2 cup (125 ml) mint leaves, roughly chopped
1/2 cup (125 ml) Ina Paarman’s Lime and Coriander Low Fat Dressing

How to
Place the couscous, hot water and Vegetable Stock Powder in a micro proof bowl. Microwave on high (100%) for 5 minutes. Add the olive oil and parsley. Stir to loosen with a fork. Add seasoning.

For the salad:
Pour fast boiling water over the snow peas and leave to stand for 3 minutes. Drain and toss with olive oil and Vegetable Spice to taste.

Also season the halved rosa tomatoes with Vegetable Spice. Toss snow peas, rosa tomatoes, lemon rind and mint with cooked couscous. Add dressing, toss, cover and refrigerate until serving time.

By: Ina Paarman

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