I just love spring and summer salads. Today I made 3 of them; fruit salad, potato salad and this Balsamic Strawberry Couscous Salad which I found on Prevention RD blog. I could have happily eaten spinach, strawberry and goat cheese salad for lunches again this week, however, I decided to switch it up which helps keep me from getting bored.
I made a couple changes to the recipe. I used black beans, since I had 1/2 a can leftover, and an herbed goat cheese, since I had no fresh herbs on hand. And since I'm on a spinach kick, that made a perfect bed for this salad. This is absolutely delicious, and will keep me fueled this week.
My changes are included here:
- 1 1/3 water
- 1/2 tsp olive oil
- salt to taste
- 1 cup dry couscous, prepared according to directions
- 2 cups strawberries, hulled and sliced
- 1 tsp sugar
- 3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 can black beans, rinsed and drained
- 2 oz herbed goat cheese, crumbled
- Baby spinach leaves
- Scallions for garnish
Place strawberries in a large mixing bowl, sprinkle with sugar and balsamic vinegar. Set aside a few minutes, until couscous is cool.
Add couscous, beans and goat cheese to strawberries, carefully mixing to combine.
Serve over spinach, which a few snips of scallions for garnish. Serves 4.