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Saturday, July 4, 2015

Cous cous with macadamia nuts and apples (vegan)

A nice and light cous cous main or side, with delicious flavoring touches: apples, macadamia nuts, parsley, mint, lemon and virgin olive oil. It was truly delicious and fast to throw together. Enjoy.
Recipe adapted from here (I left out the dried cranberries/raisins, I really don't like them in salads, only in baked goods and perhaps tagines or stews).

Last year: Patates Çorbasi (Turkish potato soup).
Two years ago: Yakisoba with shiitake and sesame oil (Japanese).
Three years ago: Insalata Caprese (Italian).
Four years ago: baby making, no cooking.

Ingredients (serves 2):

  • 1 cup of cous cous (the fine-grained type)
  • 1 cup of hot water or vegetable stock
  • half a cup of roasted and salted macadamia nuts
  • 1/2 of a red apple, cubed
  • juice from half a lemon
  • 2-3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons chopped mint
  • salt and pepper to taste

Let the cous cous soak in the water or soup stock until it absorbs the liquid (3-5 minutes). Cube the apple and toss the cubes with the lemon juice to slow down the oxidization. 
When the cous cous is done, fluff it up with the fork and mix it with the oil. Then mix in the apple, herbs, nuts and salt and pepper. It's done, dig in! :)

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