Taking a break from the travel recap bonanza to share this recipe.
You know my love of the grain salad, so it’s no surprise that I have yet another grain salad to share. What can I say, I love throwing vegetables and herbs in with a whole grain and calling it dinner, so easy and healthy. Rather than continuing on with the PSA for grain salads; let’s just get into it; shall we?
Green Goddess Cous Cous
1 c. whole wheat pearl (sometimes called Israeli) cous cous, dry
4 basil cubes (from my beloved Dorot) or 3 tbs fresh basil
4 cilantro cubes (Dorot) or 3 tbs fresh cilantro
2 scallions, cleaned and chopped, green and white parts
4 tbs shaved Parmesan cheese
1 tsp garlic powder
Freshly ground Sea Salt
Freshly ground Black Pepper
4 tbs prepared Green Goddess or (cheating) creamy Caesar dressing.
Or you could whip this up:
Quick Green Goddess Dressing:
1/4 c. sour cream or plain greek yogurt
2 tbs finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
2 tbs finely chopped chives
pinch each sea salt and black pepper
*Increase the proportions if you want your cous cous very dressed.
In a small bowl, whisk all ingredients until well-blended.
Cook cous cous according to package instructions in a medium pot. To the pot, while the cous cous is warm; add herbs, scallions, cheese and garlic powder. Combine well. Add dressing (either prepared or from the recipe above). Taste here and add sea salt and black pepper. Serve warm with a protein of your choice or cool it down (you got to cool it down…anyone?) and serve cold. Works either way. Serves 4-6 as a side dish.