Fig, Goats Cheese and Walnut Couscous Salad

Fig, Goats Cheese and Walnut Couscous Salad


Just a quick post today as I have a cold (just in time for thanksgiving weekend). I made this a few days ago when I had some figs in the fridge that needed finishing. I was looking for a recipe to use them when I came across this recipe for a fig and couscous salad with walnuts and goats cheese. It sounded pretty good and I would have the opportunity to use couscous for a second time.

Ingredients:
1 cup water
1 cup couscous (I used whole wheat)
4 figs (quartered)
1/4 cup walnuts (chopped)
1/4 goats cheese (crumbled)
lettuce
1 tablespoon walnut oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
the pulp from one fig

Directions:
1. Bring the water to a boil in a small sauce pan and turn off the heat.
2. Mix in the couscous, cover and let sit for 5 minutes.
3. Mix in the figs, walnuts and cheese.
4. Mix the oil, lemon juice and fig pulp in a small bowl.
5. Mix the dressing into the couscous.
6. Place the lettuce leaves on a plate.
7. Place the couscous salad on the lettuce.

3 comments:

Maryann said...

Kevin, Feel better, sweety. Put on a pot of nice chicken soup :)

Nirmala said...

Figs and couscous. I'll have to try it some time. I hope you feel better soon.

katiez said...

I have to say I'm glad I live on this side of the pond.... all you over there seem to have caught colds (touch wood). I hope you are better for Thanksgiving! I agree, a nice pot of chicken soup should do the trick!
Love seeing a 'fall' couscous salad!

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