No-Sweat Couscous Salad

How did everyone’s holiday weekend go?

Our has been busy and fun – we’ve been shopping, helping some friends house hunt, making food, making clothes, making bread, making donut holes… making stuff. That is what we tend to do to relax these days!

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Saturday after boot camp (and after a much-needed shower) we headed out to Bolt, our neighborhood fabric boutique. I love that store! They always have the best cute prints for clothes (see above). We may have gone a little crazy. I am swearing off buying new fabric until I’ve done all of the projects I’ve currently purchased. This should hold me for a while – but I’ve already completed the first project!

 

I finally found a few dress patterns I’ve been looking for, so I picked fabric for all of them and started working on one last night/this morning. And I finished it with no trouble! Kudos, New Look – you are the first pattern company that has actually been true to size for me. I am pleased to say that this pattern could not have been more clearly written OR perfectly constructed. I didn’t have to change anything at the end to alter it down to size/normal human shape.

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And amidst the fabric shopping, we had some time for a quick chilled salad:

couscous salad

This was a great post-workout lunch, but it was still nice and light (light enough to have plenty of room to for our lovely date night dinner at Tasty n Sons).

Here’s what you need:

  • 2 cups cooked, chilled couscous. Leftover works great! (tip: to prevent sticking, toss with a teensy bit of oil before allowing to cool)
  • 1/2 zucchini, diced
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta
  • 1-2 seeded, chopped tomatoes
  • handful of chopped fresh herbs -whatever you have lying around!
  • salt and pepper
  • juice and zest of half a lemon
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil

Easy Couscous Salad

Basically all you need to do is toss! It’s nothing too fancy, but it is a clean, healthy vegetarian lunch or side.

 

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