Product of the Week: Giant Couscous
Couscous is a great alternative to pasta or rice in dishes, and giant couscous is heartier, more filling & versatile!
Couscous is rich in selenium - Selenium is an essential mineral with many health benefits. It’s a powerful antioxidant that helps your body repair damaged cells and decreases inflammation. It also plays a role in thyroid health. It’s essential for proper thyroid gland function, protecting it against damage and contributing to hormone production. The selenium in couscous may help lower your risk of heart disease by reducing inflammation and oxidative stress in your body. Its antioxidant function can also help reduce the buildup of plaque and “bad” LDL cholesterol on artery veins and walls.
Whether it's in warm or cold salads, stews, or served on the side, giant couscous is a satisfying accompaniment to any meal.
See below for some recipe ideas!
RECIPE 1: Nigel Slater's Fregola, Cucumber & Orange Salad
RECIPE 3: Giant Couscous Roasted Veg Salad
300g Giant Couscous (Fregola)
300g tomatoes, chopped
150g salad leaves
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp sage, 1/2 tsp thyme
Slice the carrots and courgette, and drizzle with olive oil, salt, pepper, thyme, and sage. Add the tomatoes and toss all onto a baking tray. Roast until slightly browned in the oven.
Cook the giant couscous in a pan of slightly salted boiling water for about 15 minutes, until tender. Drain, refresh under cold water and set aside to cool.
In a large bowl, combine the couscous, roasted veg and the diced avocado. Season with salt and pepper as necessary!
To serve, place a handful of salad leaves on each plate, and scoop some of the couscous salad on top.