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Couscous Salad with Bell Pepper, Tofu and Sweet Corn

Couscous Salad with Bell Pepper, Tofu and Sweet Corn

Little bowls of perfection, that’s how I would describe this couscous salad. This recipe us packed full of everything you need to keep you healthy, full, and moving. 

Have you ever wondered what bliss tasted like? Well wonder no more! I present to you the very definition of the word all wrapped up in one easy recipe. Okay, so that might be a little dramatic… or it might not be. You will have to try it and let me know. But what I do know, is that you are going to like this recipe (and that’s not me being dramatic). Even your family will enjoy this one.

This couscous salad is packed with all our favourite ingredients and the best part is, you probably have all of these in your kitchen right now. So that’s dinner sorted, right?

Let’s take a look at why you are going to love this recipe.

To make this recipe, you will need 15 minutes and 13 simple ingredients. Quick and easy is always great when it comes to filling, important meals. 

The main stars of this recipe are the couscous and the tofu. Couscous is an incredible source of vitamin and minerals, including calcium, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, and folate – all of which can aid to stronger and healthier bones and muscles. One of the amazing things about couscous is that it is highly adaptable. It doesn’t have a taste, but will take on any flavours you are cooking with, making it perfect for just about any dish. 

Tofu is just as impressive in its own right. Although it looks plain and boring, tofu packs a real punch when it comes to nutrition. Hiding behind the surface is a great source of protein, iron, and calcium. Not to mention it contains all 8 essential amino acids.

Throw in some salad and flavour to go with our couscous and tofu, and you have a winner.

Hint: This meal is very adaptable to different flavours and varieties of ingredients. It is also the perfect meal for anyone in the family. Feel free to change it up to suit your family’s requirements (they may not be tofu fans, especially if you have children).

Couscous salad is the perfect meal for you and your family because it’s: 

  • Family friendly. 
  • Quick and easy to make. 
  • Easy to store.
  • Great source of protein – 16g per serve! 

I have designed this recipe to make 4 servings as I think it’s perfect for sharing with friends and family. If you have any leftovers, you can store them in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 24 hours (perfect for lunch the next day) and reheat when you consume. In case you don’t have a tribe to feed, you can half the list of ingredients to create fewer servings. 

And that’s it! My couscous salad in a nut shell. 

Liked this recipe? Make sure to check out my Couscous with Roasted Pumpkin and Walnuts recipe – another filling and ultimately satisfying meal.

Ingredients
11
Prep time
10 minutes
Total time
Category: Lunch, Dinner
Serves: 4
Allergens: Corn, Gluten, Soy, Tomatoes

Ingredients

For the couscous

  • 12 cup couscous
  • 12 cup water

For the salad

  • 12 bunch fresh parsley (stems removed and thinly chopped)
  • 3 tbsps raisins (thinly sliced)
  • 1 large red bell pepper (diced)
  • 312 oz romaine lettuce (washed)
  • 1 cup sweet corn
  • 2 medium tomato (diced)
  • 12 cup walnut halves (crushed and roasted)

For the tofu

  • 1 tsp dried smoked paprika
  • 13 oz firm tofu (diced)
  • 2 tbsps soy sauce
  • 12 tablespoon toasted sesame oil

Directions

  1. Boil the water for the couscous and pour it into the bowl of couscous, cover it with a lid and let it stand for 15 minutes, or until the liquids are absorbed. Fluff up the couscous with a fork.
  2. Preheat a medium skillet and add the sesame oil and the soy sauce to fry the tofu for about 5-10 minutes until golden brown after that sprinkle the smoked paprika on top and mix well.
  3. Use a big salad bowl and mix all the ingredients with the dressing and adjust taste before serving.

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