Spring couscous salad with roasted asparagus

What about your bikini figure? Ms Aitch and Mr El are looking down on each others bellies. Once again they didn't loose their holiday pounds until the first warm days. Every year again. To much savory food on dirty weather days, too little exercise, to much tasty wine. 

They feel queasy about many diet variations so first of all they eat this vernal couscous salad. With this salad you cut a good figure.

And if you like couscous salad as much as they do, you can find some more here and here.

Fruehlingscouscoussalat

Ingredients

For 4 persons:

500g green asparagus

1 cup Couscous

1 tsp Couscous - YOK blend of spices

3 tbsp lemon juice

salt and pepper

1/2 bunch of radish

1 handful of dill

1 handful of rocket

2 spring onions

1 tsp black cumin seeds

optional: 4 tbsp yoghurt

 

For the dressing:

2 tbsp wine vinegar

1 tbsp apple vinegar

1 tbsp sweet mustard

1 tsp medium hot mustard

4 tbsp grape seed oil

1 handful of radish greens

1 handful of dill

1 handful of parsley

1 handful of chervil

salt and pepper

Instructions

Peel the lower third of the asparagus and cut off the ends. Cut into pieces, roast in a pan with olive oil and cook until firm to the bite.

Remove the asparagus from the pan and set aside. Shortly sweat the couscous in the pan with olive oil, add water and spices and boil to the heat. Remove from the cooker and let it soak. Season with salt, pepper and lemon juice.

Put all ingredients for the dressing in a shaker and mix it well with the hand blender until smooth.

Cut the radish and the spring onions into pieces.

Put the couscous onto a big plate, add radish, asparagus, onions, rocket and dill and sprinkle with the dressing and black cumin seeds. If you like, add a tablespoon of yoghurt. 

couscous salad with asparagus
Couscoussalat mit Spargel

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Comments

  • yeoldekitchen

    20.05.2015

    Liebe Julia, vielen Dank für deine lieben Worte! Wir freuen uns, dass der Frühling angekommen ist und versuchen so viel frisches Gemüse und Salate wie möglich auf einen Teller zu bekommen :-)
    Liebe Grüße aus Ye Olde Kitchen, Eva

  • Julia

    19.05.2015

    Das klingt aber lecker :-) Und es ist alles so schön kunterbunt, jippieee, da bekommt man Lust auf Frühling :-)

    Ganz liebe Grüße, Julia

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