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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Recipe: Watermelon and Feta Couscous Salad

Gluten Free Watermelon and Feta Couscous Salad Recipe - Healthy, gluten free, low fat, clean eating friendly

I loveeeeeeee summer. So much so that usually, I'll spend the rest of the year pretending it's summer. One summer food that I can never get enough of is watermelon - so naturally this Watermelon and Feta Couscous Salad was one of my favourite dishes over summer and I keep on making it through winter so I can sit by the fireplace and pretend that it's summer just for a little while ;P
It's ridiculously simple but oh so delicious - and it's a crowd pleaser too! If you haven't had watermelon and feta before I dare you to try it because it's absolutely delicious. I've had friends turn up their noses only to have them snaffling the entire bowl of this salad a few minutes later!

When I'm having friends over, I like to make food that is not only delicious but also quick to put together - because no one wants to be ignoring their friends whilst they're stuck in the kitchen when they're supposed to be entertaining them! This watermelon and feta couscous salad can be made in advance so you can be the perfect hostess - just leave adding the watermelon until just before you're ready to serve!

But let me give you the recipe so that you too can soon be snaffling the entire bowl ;) >>

Gluten Free Watermelon and Feta Couscous Salad - Healthy, gluten free, low fat, clean eating friendly

Watermelon and Feta Couscous Salad Recipe serves 1-2 (portions for larger batch below)
gluten free, low fat, clean eating friendly, vegetarian, sugar free 

~1/3 cup Freelicious Corn Couscous (or use any grain that you love!)
1/3 cup boiling water 
Optional: Baby spinach 
1 cup fresh watermelon, cubed 
~2-3 tbsp crumbled reduced fat feta cheese 
A few leaves of fresh mint, finely shredded
Salt and pepper, to taste

Cook your couscous and water (or grain of choice) as per packet instructions. 
If using, wilt your baby spinach and stir through your cooked couscous. 
Allow your couscous to cool slightly before tossing through your watermelon, feta and mint and season to taste. 
If making in advance, add the watermelon just before serving to avoid everything being soggy!

Party Portion! Serves around 6-8 people: Usually when I'm cooking for multiple people, I'll use 2 2/3 cups Corn Couscous,  2 cups boiling water, 3-4 cups watermelon, 1x 100g block of feta cheese, a medium bag of baby spinach leaves and then season with salt, pepper and mint to taste.

But tell me, what food reminds you of summer?
And what's your favourite season?

7 comments:

  1. I have been eating watermelon like it's my job! I love that it is in season no for us. But for some reason I have to watch when I eat it because it always gives me a stomachache :(

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  2. Looks so yummy. Will try it this weekend :)

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  3. I just recently discovered the watermelon/feta combo, and I LOVE it. Watermelon and Summertime go together like butter on bread. And I eat couscous like it's nobody's business. So, I think it's safe to say that this looks amazing! :)

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  4. You are so right! Watermelon is a MUST in the summer!

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  5. You'll have to let me know what you think, Lucie! xx

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  6. Oh no, that's not good! I am lucky that watermelon is one of the very few fruits that I can eat

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  7. Wow! I've never seen gluten-free couscous before! So cool. I LOVE this flavour combo. Looks like the perfect summertime dish.

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