You may have noticed the last few lunches I’ve posted have all had couscous in them, it’s quite the staple in my kitchen and often comes to the rescue when I’m too lazy to cook rice or other starch to round out a meal. Today’s lunch also contains couscous, surprise surprise, in one of my favourite lunch box additions. This salad (containing couscous, butternut, feta cheese, dukkah and rocket) is really easy to throw together and always pleases.
- Butternut and feta couscous salad,
- hummus topped with some harrief from Oded’s Kitchen,
- cucumber sticks and
- some baby tomatoes.
Having seen Marisa‘s contributions to the monthly Daring Cooks challenges I decided to become a Daring Cook myself and just completed my first challenge. This month’s host was Michele from Veggie Num Nums, she challenged us to produce a meze spread including home-made pita bread and hummus (recipes listed here) and any other dishes of our choice. Even though making bread is on my list of to-dos this year I was a bit daunted at the thought of making bread from scratch. It turned out even better then I could have imagined and I think this is definitely something I’ll be doing again soon.
I left the hummus and pita plain and added some baba ganoush, green olives stuffed with garlic (there where none left for my lunch meze though) and some tabbouleh to the spread.
- Lunchbox size pitas,
- baba ganoush and