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- 200g wholewheat cous cous (use 100g rice or lentils for a gluten-free variation)
- 100g wholegrain quinoa
- 3 carrots, cut into 2-3cm thin sticks
- 1 eggplant, cut into small cubes
- 1 red (Spanish) onion, chopped finely
- 3 cloves garlic, crushed and chopped finely
- 12-16 snow peas, cut julienne
- 4 tsp sesame seeds
- 4 tsp pine nuts
- 1 vegetable stock cube (use an organic one)
- Olive oil
- Fresh coriander leaves
- Finely chop the garlic and onions and to a pan with some olive oil.
- Saute the garlic and onion at medium heat until they are translucent.
- In a pan, add 3 cups of water to the quinoa with a pinch of salt and a small amount of olive oil and boil until the quinoa opens a little (about 5-7 minutes) with the lid on, checking on the quinoa to see when it is finished.
- Meanwhile, add 200g cous cous with about 2-3 teaspoons of olive oil, the stock cube and 300ml of boiling water and let simmer uncovered for about 1 minute, after which you need to turn off the heat and place a lid on the pan. After about 4-5 minutes of this, fluff the cous cous with a fork and set aside.
- Add the carrots to the pan with the garlic and onion and saute for a few minutes.
- Add the eggplant to the pan and sauteed a little more. Add a little olive oil and/or water if there is not enough liquid to get the eggplant cooked properly.
- Drain the quinoa and add it to the pan with the cous cous.
- In a large serving bowl, add the quinoa/cous cous, then slowly add the vegetables and mix through thoroughly.
- Serve immediately, topped with the snow peas, some chopped coriander, a sprinkle of sesame seeds and pine seeds.
Try to use organic ingredients as this will be much more tastier and healthier.
To make this a totally vegan recipe, use either 100g rice or 100g red lentils instead of the cous cous.Advertisement
|Nutrition Information||Amount||% Daily
|Calories from fat||173||23.7%|
|Total fat||9.2 g||14.0%|
|Saturated fat||5.2 g||13.0%|
|Dietary fibre||10.4 g||34.7%|
These are approximate values.
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