Vegetable, feta + couscous salad

Laura Williams Mylittlehongkongkitchen


Recipe and images courtesy of Laura Williams from My Little Hong Kong Kitchen 
 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Dried Couscous
  • 2-3 Sprigs Rosemary
  • 1 Clove Garlic
  • 1/2 Medium Butternut Squash (cubed)
  • 1 Medium Sweet potato (peeled and cubed)
  • 1 Bunch of Baby Asparagus
  • 50g Semi-dried Tomatoes (chopped)
  • 1-2 Handfuls of Fresh Spinach
  • 100g Feta Cheese
  • 2tbsp Olive Oil

 

For the Pesto:

  • 1 Large Handful Fresh Basil
  • 1 Garlic Clove
  • 30g Parmesan Cheese
  • 30g Pine Nuts
  • Olive Oil (to loosen)

 

Method

  1. Begin by tossing the squash and sweet potato in 2tbsp olive oil and add a crushed clove of garlic, salt and pepper and the leaves from a sprig of rosemary. Bake in a preheated oven at 200c for 30-40 minutes or until soft and golden. Chop the baby asparagus in half and add to the baking tray for the last ten minutes of baking. 
  2. To make the pesto, place all the ingredients (except the olive oil) in a food processor and pulse into a paste. Add a good pinch of salt and pepper and pulse again. Slowly drizzle in olive oil until you get a loose green pesto.
  3. To the couscous, add 1 cup of boiling water, cover with a tea towel and allow to absorb for a few minutes. Using a fork, fluff up the couscous and add pesto. Season to taste.
  4. Add the roasted vegetables, spinach and tomatoes. Tip the salad onto a large serving board and top with crumbled feta.

 

Laura Williams My Little Hong Kong Kitchen Jo Lorenz