Tangy Israeli Couscous Salad (Vegan, Allergen Friendly)

Another day, another salad for dinner! Honestly, I never get tired of salads for dinner. Some people think salads are just combination of different greens/lettuces and hence, don’t like to have to salads. But for me, salads are a combination of various greens, grains, nuts/seeds, fresh/dried fruits & spices with a delicious homemade dressing. So, my salads are always quite exciting (to me at least), colourful, nutritious and most importantly, delicious. I always keep my salads interesting by mixing up the greens, grains, nuts and dressings that I use ๐Ÿ˜Š So, I don’t get bored of my salads. This is another salad I made a few Fridays ago for dinner. And I had it with my homemade falafels and some hummus. So much yum in this salad๐Ÿ˜‹

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I have. As always, please let me know what you think of this recipe. If you like what you see on this blog, you can follow me on my blog, Facebook or Instagram for some food porn. Also, if you do recreate this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram @subz_foodie ๐Ÿ™‚

Serves 6-8 people

All the salad ingredients

Ingredients

**For the salad

  • 3 cups cooked pearl couscous;
  • 2-3 large handful of baby spinach, chopped;
  • Handful of fresh parsley, chopped;
  • Handful of fresh coriander, chopped;
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered;
  • 1/2-1 cucumber, chopped;
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped;
  • 2 tbsp pine nuts;
  • 1 tbsp silvered almonds;
  • 2 tbsp sunflower seeds; and
  • 2 tbsp sultanas.

**For the dressing

  • 1 clove of garlic, finely minced;
  • 1 tbsp tahini;
  • Juice of 1 lemon (3-4 tbsp);
  • 1 tbsp coconut syrup/honey/maple syrup; and
  • Hot water.

Method

  1. Place all the salad ingredients in a large bowl;
  2. In a small bowl, whisk all the dressing ingredients except the hot water until well combined. Add hot water 1 tbsp at a time until the dressing reaches your preferred consistency;
  3. Pour the dressing in the salad bowl and mix the salad until well combined; and
  4. Enjoy with your favourite protein or simply on its own ๐Ÿ˜Š

Happy cooking,

Suba

Xx ๐Ÿ’‹

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