Just another comfort food. Just another perfect summer dish. Just a perfect snack. Just a perfect everyday dish. Just a perfect picnic dish. Just a perfect side dish for grilling. Just so many options for eating this wonderful, delicious and easy salad.
It hasn’t deserved the word salad. I mean salad is something, that involves some lousy leaves of some green plant. It’s something, that doesn’t saturate. Attributes that have nothing to do with that “salad”. You can serve the salad immediately warm, or cold or at room temperature. So versatile again.
This dish involves only delicious ingredients. Couscous, avocado, pine nuts, mint, honey. The product has to be luscious. And it is! So next time you go by an avocado, buy it and remember this dish.
I’m looking forward to tomorrow, since then we’ll be going to the market again. Maybe I’m making some photos then and a bit of story telling about it next time. We will definitely go to our favourite market stall again, buy vegetables, especially those great tomatoes, buy some bread at the bread stall, cheese and maybe some flowers. Some of the flowers, which we bought last Saturday and I showed you in the last post are still vivid, like the beautiful orange lilies and the gerbera.
One year ago: Death by Chocolate
adapted from No Time To Cook by Donna Hay
- 200 g couscous
- 300 ml hot chicken broth
- 1 Tbsp. butter
- 1 avocado
- 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
- 2 Tbsp. pine nuts
- a small handful of fresh mint
- 1 Tbsp. honey
- pepper and salt
In a medium bowl combine the couscous with the butter, a splash of salt and the hot chicken broth and stir. Cover with a plate or a lid and let it steep for 5 minutes.
Meanwhile half the avocado, remove the pit and cut the flesh into pieces. Roast the pine nuts without oil in a medium pan over medium heat. Chop the mint, if you like or just tear it into pieces with your fingers. I prefer the second choice, because I’m to lazy to chop and it’s feeling better doing it the hands.
After steeping, give the couscous a good stir. Add the honey, lemon juice and season to your taste with salt and pepper. Add the avocado, pine nuts and the mint and fold them in.