Monday, July 25, 2016

Southwestern Couscous Lunchbox Salad

Southwestern Couscous Salad
I LOVE this salad. It's delicious - my daughter wanted 2 servings for lunch and one for dinner when I designed this recipe! But, even better - it's an INSTANT meal. No cooking, no skill, no fancy kitchen required.

If you're a Vegan who hates to cook - this is the meal for you. If you're an Omnivore who loves to cook - you'll STILL love this salad!

This is a perfect meal for when you're traveling, when you're living in a dorm, or when you need to be able to throw lunch into a lunchbox in a matter of minutes. It would even be ideal for camping or "prepping" if you're so inclined.

I designed this to feed a single person for lunch. You just dump everything into your food container & go. Then, when lunch comes, stir & eat! Hence the name, "Lunchbox Salad."

Just grab an Half Cup Measure, and add one scoop for each ingredient (except the Lime Juice & Garlic Salt). But if you need to feed a crowd, just use a larger measuring scoop!

Here's what you do:

Southwestern Couscous Salad
Measure into food container
1/2 Cup Couscous
1/2 Cup Black Beans (from a can or home cooked)
1/2 Cup Corn (frozen or canned, as you prefer)
1/2 Cup Diced Cucumber (or Bell Pepper, or Celery, or some other Crunchy Veggie)
1/2 Cup Salsa (Home made or your favorite store-bought variety)
1/2 Cup Water (cold is fine : )
Generous Dashes Lime Juice
Generous Sprinkles Garlic Salt
Stir. Put lid on Container. Put or fridge or lunchbox to serve later.

(Note: Normally you use 2 parts Water for 1 part Couscous - but the Salsa & Lime Juice add enough moisture that you'll want to only use 1 Part Water.)

If you're preparing this more than a day ahead of serving time, wait to add the Cucumber till just before serving time, so that it doesn't get soggy.

Tip for Dining with Omnivores: This salad is a meal in a dish, but it would make a great side for a Burger or Grilled Chicken.

This is being shared at:
This is How We Roll 
Plant Based Potluck Party 

1 comment:

  1. I love this creative spin on cous cous salad. Who can resist such a delectable dish! I am so glad you shared your healthy, yummy Southwestern Couscous Lunchbox Salad recipe with us at the Plant-Based Potluck Party. I'm pinning and sharing.


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