miscellaneous | gorgeous health-bursting bean cous cous!
Serves 4 as a side dish or lunch
Broad beans arrived in the veg box this morning and I looked at them and thought, what the heck am I going to do with you! I don't cook broad beans very often. I am not sure why, because when I do, I think "that was scrummy!" This dish is gorgeous and really bursting with goodness. The alfa alfa sprouts add a gentle crunch and the broad beans are just so juicy! The tomatoes add a little bit of a zing and the Tamari isn't noticeable in the dressing, but it adds a little je ne c'est quoi! (if the write up is enthusiastic, it's because I've got a lovely glass of red wine in hand and feel fabulous after a divine feast which included this dish!).
NOT WHEAT FREE( but you can substitute rice), dairy free, nut free, meat free version...
- 20 or so pods of broad beans
- Good handful of alfa alfa sprouts, rinsed
- 3 tomatoes, chopped
- 200 ml cous cous
- 200 ml boiling water
- 1-2 tbsp sun dried tomatoes - depending on how crazy you are about them
- Salt and pepper
- 2 Tsbp olive oil
- Tsp Tamari
- Squeeze lemon juice
- Dessert spoon white wine vinegar
- Sprig fresh oregano if you can get hold of one (my oregano plant is just about hanging on in it's pot despite me being the world's worst gardener)
- Tip tsp mustard - you can use English or wholegrain
- In a jug, add the boiling water to the cous cous, add some salt, stir, cover with a tea cloth and let it do its thing.
- In a pan (a BIG one!) put the broad beans in their pods, cover with water and boil for 5-10 minutes.
- Put the dressing ingredients in an old jar or container and shake well.
- Put the tomatoes, alfa alfa and dressing in a bowl and mix well.
- When the broad beans are ready, cut the pods and take the beans out - mine end up watery inside the pod (I have no idea why) so I shake off excess water and/or blot dryer.
- Add to dressed tomatoes.
- Fluff the cous cous with a fork to separate it and add it to the bowl - you can do the fluffing part in the bowl if you wish!
- Stir and serve whilst still warm - yummy!
Maybe serve with...
This is gorgeous with a crisp salad and/or potato or pasta salad for lovely summer evenings - and it's ideal cold for picnics.
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