Thursday, March 21, 2013

Abundant Life Blog Hop

Guess what guys?!?!
It's Thursday! It's time for the Abundant Life Blog Hop!

This week has been a crazy one.

I can't believe tomorrow is already Friday!

I'm ready for the about you?

Today I am going to be sharing a recipe that is so yummy and healthy.
You will love it! I found this recipe HERE

I think I have tried Couscous once before but totally forgot what it tasted like.

So I decided to give it another go and try this recipe.

I have been having so much fun trying
all these different recipes. I love food!

Southwest Couscous Salad with Chipotle Lime Vinaigrette
1 1/2 c water
1/2 tsp salt
1 c uncooked couscous
1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
1/2 c red onion
2 plum tomatoes, seeded and diced
1/4 c fresh cilantro, minced

Chipolte Lime Vinaigrette

4 1/2 tbsp olive oil
4 1/2 tbsp lime juice
2 tsp adobo sauce (from canned chipotle chilies)
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 tsp toasted cumin seed, crushed
3/4 tsp dried basil
3/4 tsp sugar

Bring water and salt to a boil. Add couscous, cover, and remove from heat. Allow to stand 5 to 10 minutes, until all moisture is absorbed. Fluff with a fork, and transfer to a large mixing bowl. Cool. Add beans, jalapeno, red onion, and tomato. In food processor, combine all vinaigrette ingredients. Process until well combined. Add to mixing bowl, and stir well. Stir in fresh cilantro. Serve and enjoy!


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At March 21, 2013 at 7:59 AM , Blogger Rubi Ruiz said...

This looks so delicious Kimberly!!! I've been experimenting with couscous lately and I love it! So many different ways to use it and so good! :) I will definitely be trying this soon! :)

At March 21, 2013 at 10:52 AM , Blogger Lala H said...

yummy! got to try it!
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At March 21, 2013 at 12:28 PM , Blogger Caravan Sonnet said...

I am excited to try this recipie! :) I definitely feel like it is one that could be played around with and used in so many different ways! The link that I put up this week is also a veggie recipe! :) Thanks again for this great idea!
:) Rebecca

At March 21, 2013 at 10:18 PM , Blogger LeeLee said...

Yumm. I can't wait to make this recipe.

At March 26, 2013 at 9:12 AM , Blogger Richelle Lynn Garn said...

I make dishes like this ALL THE TIME! And I love them! I'll need to try one with black beans. Delicousness!

Love, Richelle from Lynn + Lou


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