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

Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
0 minutes
  • 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
  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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