Pearl Couscous Veggie Salad

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On my trip home to Denmark, my talented sister-in-law Mette made this delicious couscous salad for me with baked potatoes to go along. YUM! I was in heaven! I have replicated it once before, after my trip earlier this month. Today, I wanted to celebrate 21 Celsius weather, so this dish seemed absolutely perfect!

First, I cooked up a cup of Bob’s Red Mill Tricolor Pearl Couscous aka Israeli Couscous. Seriously, this only takes 10 minutes to make! Easy peasy! Then I added a whole red bell pepper (sliced & diced), two carrots (finely sliced), and then some sun dried tomatoes. For dressing, I used Annie’s Lite Raspberry Vinaigrette.

IMG_0317_1Pearl Couscous Veggie Salad

Bon Apetit! 

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I'm an urban chic woman, who is passionate about educating others about the benefits of a whole foods, plant-based vegan diet, cancer prevention & survival, as well as art & life. I love adventures and travel. As an artist and a teacher, I care deeply about healthy living, being a conscious steward of our planet, and being kind & respectful towards animals. Learning about a vegan plant-based diet has been like discovering a new country and falling in love with it, so if I sound like I'm enamored you now know why! As a world traveler, I truly wish I had discovered this beautiful new country twenty years ago! Better late than never, as they say, cause there's no going back now! Born and raised in Scandinavia. Proud owner of a tripod cat & a foxy little pup. Speak four languages...some better than others. Working on the fifth one. We are all either part of the problem or the solution! Health & Happiness to you! ~UrbanVeganChic

4 responses »

  1. I’ve never made couscous…this sounds so easy I’m going to try it…I make Quinoa a lot so this will be a good change. I stopped eating rice because I’ve read that most of it has high levels of lead…Do you have an opinion about that? 🐞

  2. Hi Helene! Couscous is the easiest thing in the world to make! I’m all about easy, but healthy after a day of ten classes and being “on”! I’m not sure where you live, but the risk of lead comes from rice in Asia, not the United States! Personally, I only eat brown rice since white has basically no nutritional value – since it’s been “stripped” of all it’s goodies! Check out this article, I think it will put your mind at ease:

    http://www.thedailygreen.com/healthy-eating/eat-safe/lead-imported-rice-1304

    Best, Nina

    • Thanks, I only eat brown rice too but haven’t bought it in months I will definitely read the article. Love your blog! 🐞

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