Filed Under: mediterranean, Side, Under 20 Mins, Vegetables

Asparagus Toss-Up

Couscous and pine nuts add great crunch to this fresh salad.

April 8th, 2012

Recipe by David Grenier
Photography by Michael Alberstat
Food Styling by David Grenier

Servings
6
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
0 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 cup instant couscous
  • 1-1/4 cups cold water
  • 12 spears asparagus, shaved
  • 3 peaches
  • 1 bunch watercress
  • 2/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 lemon, juiced (about 1/4 cup)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme
  • 1-1/2 cups torn buffalo mozzarella
  • 1-1/4 cups pine nuts
Directions
  1. In a medium bowl, cover couscous with cold water. Set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, combine asparagus shavings, peaches and watercress. Set aside.

  3. In a small bowl, whisk together oil, lemon juice and thyme, and toss with asparagus. Fluff couscous with a fork, add it to asparagus and season with salt and pepper.

  4. To serve, divide salad among plates and garnish with cheese and pine nuts.

Nutrients Per Serving

Nutrients per serving: 523 calories, 39 g fat, 16 g protein, 36 g carbs, 3 g fibre.

Asparagus Toss-Up
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