No Cook Couscous Salad

Mercedes Aspland
By Mercedes Aspland / August 4, 2014

Yes you did hear me right this is no cook couscous. If you are like me then you are probably thinking that you can’t eat couscous without cooking it. That is true but in this dish you effectively cook the couscous is lemon juice. It takes a bit longer than regular couscous but trust me when I tell you it is the best couscous you will ever have. I have known many people who cannot stand couscous eat large amounts of this dish.

I would like to claim credit for this dish but I am afraid this is a family hand me down. In fact, around the time I was born my parents went to eat at the house of a friend and had this dish. Their friend who made it was French and she showed my mum how to make it and since then it has been a regular at our house.

The best thing about this salad is that it is so easy to make and as long as you remember to make it in advance then all you need to do is mix it all together and stick it in the fridge until you are ready to eat. Plus it is quite a versatile little salad so you could add some of your favourite leaves to it or any salad ingredients like radishes and carrots or olives might be nice too.

One of the things that concerns me with the recipes I create is how they will affect blood sugar and you might already be aware but couscous is quite high on the GL scale. For that reason I have made this dish to serve 4 and it can then be dished up with some protein that will really fill you up and balance the meal. However be aware that it is really addictive so you might find it hard to stop at such a small portion.

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About the author

Mercedes Aspland

Mercedes is a Yoga Sports Coach with experiences working with athletes from many disciplines and experience levels. She is keen to spread the word of how valuable yoga is to sport. With additional qualifications in nutrition she also shares a number of recipes and nutritional advice to keep you fuelled while training.

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