Sunday, 6 July 2014

Israeli Couscous with Asparagus, Peas, Sugar Snap and Crab

This was a lovely fresh summer salad, the crab was a really good addition to what was originally a veggie dish.

Israeli Couscous with Asparagus, Peas, Sugar Snaps and Crab
(adapted from Epicurious)
(Serves 2)

2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 garlic cloves, minced, divided
1/2 tsp finely grated lemon zest
120g Israeli couscous (6 to 7 ounces)
100g asparagus spears, trimmed, cut  into 3/4in pieces
50g sugar snap peas, trimmed, cut into 1/2in pieces
50g shelled fresh green peas or frozen, thawed
1 tin white crab meat
2 tbsp chopped chives
30g Parmesan, grated

Whisk together the oil, lemon juice, 1 garlic clove, and lemon zest in small bowl.

Bring a pan of water to the boil and cook the couscous according to packet instructions.

Meanwhile, heat 1 tbsp of oil in  frying pan over a high heat. Add asparagus, sugar snap peas, green peas, and remaining garlic clove. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and sauté until tender, about 3 mins. Transfer the vegetables to a large bowl.

Add the crab and couscous to the bowl with the vegetables. Drizzle over the dressing. Add the chives and Parmesan and toss. Season with salt and pepper and serve or leave to cool and pack into a lunchbox.

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