Egg & Couscous Salad – A Quick and Healthy Meal
With the spirit of the holidays around us, many of you might be preparing for parties of all sorts. If you’re looking for something quick and healthy to prepare for your guests, our team at Chino Valley Ranchers’ has an egg and couscous salad that’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser!
Couscous makes for a delicious light dish that allows you to get creative and add in all kinds of different flavors. The best part is that it cooks quickly and is a healthy alternative to pasta or rice.
What You’ll Need:
For the salad:
- Chino Valley Ranchers’ eggs
- Chicken broth, 1 container
- Whole wheat couscous
- Canned chickpeas, drained
- Cherry tomatoes, halved
- Yellow or red sweet pepper, diced
- Parsley, chopped
For the dressing:
- Olive oil
- Red wine vinegar
- Lemon juice
- Dried basil
- Dried oregano
- Garlic powder
- Cook the couscous
In a large saucepan, bring the broth to a boil. In a separate bowl, whisk together your Chino Valley Ranchers’ eggs and add it to the broth. Make sure to stir them occasionally until they are set, for about a minute or so. Add in the couscous, cover the top and reduce the heat to a simmer. The couscous should be ready when it’s soaked up the liquid and is soft but still firm, about 10 minutes. When it’s done, remove it from the heat and set it aside.
- Make the dressing
To make the dressing, whisk together 3-part olive oil, 1-part red wine vinegar, and ½-parts of lemon juice, dried basil, dried oregano, onion powder and garlic powder. Pour the dressing over the couscous so that everything is well-coated. Add in the chickpeas, tomatoes and sweet pepper, and garnish everything off with some parsley, salt and pepper.
For a bolder flavor, leave your egg and couscous salad in the fridge to soak up the dressing. Be sure to serve it cold.
Simple as that – a delicious dish perfect for any holiday gathering you may have coming up. Your salad will be fluffier, tastier, and full of protein all from the simple addition of eggs!
Make sure to use organic, grass-fed eggs from Chino Valley Ranchers’, located at a store near you. To learn more about Chino Valley Ranchers’ eggs and products, contact us today!