Saturday, 6 June 2009

my favourite salad...

This was last nights awesome dinner, it's a regular in our house as it is super tasty & has heaps of good things in it. I've developed this recipe quite a bit over the past couple of years, but it has been steady for a while now. I feel it's reached it's full potential, to my taste anyway.
The tantalising desert was pan fried homemade banana bread drizzled with sweet sherry & served with argentinean caramel icecream. It was just superb.
What have you been cooking lately?.

Here's the recipe for the salad, do try it.
  • 1 cup couscous prepared with 1 cup boiling water
  • handful of chopped coriander
  • 2 good size zuchinni, cooked off in pan
  • 1 red onion, sliced & cooked off with some sumac
  • 1 huge sweet potato chopped into 1cm-ish cubes, tossed in olive oil, smoked paprika, cumin & ground coriander & roasted til soft
  • crumbled fetta, I use a block but use however much takes your fancy
  • handful of currants or some other dried raisiny thing
  • handful of sunflower seeds or pinenuts
  • heaps of baby spinach, I usually use the whole packet
  • then season with salt & pepper, red wine vinegar & canola oil & Bob's your uncle


Corrie said...

oh yum I must try that! huge fan of cous cous as its so quick. I do a similar pilaf thing with quinoa which is really good but you add lots more yummy things to yours!


handmade romance said...

mmm this sounds yum! might have to give it a go. thanks for sharing.

boobook said...

Hello Kitty,
Im quite the naughty neighbour. Sorry for not popping in for awhile!!
Reason for the visit is to let you know that I used your recipe on air at RRR last night. I called it Kitty's Moroccan Tomato Soup, full credits there. Any whoo I hope that you are well and congrats on the new adventures that you are about to have and are already enjoying!!