A low-fat veggie meal that I guarantee won’t leave you craving meat. Recently I’ve been substituting the usual carbs (pasta, rice, bread) for couscous and quinoa; don’t worry I’m not going to turn this into a nagging “health nut” blogpost, but I must say it’s been an absolute delight cooking and creating with these ingredients. This couscous is packed full of spices, flavour and when paired with some spiced grilled tomato, makes a delicious midweek meal.
What you need (serves 1)
- 1/4 cup couscous – just covered with boiling water and a pinch of salt
- 1/3 cup chopped peppers
- 1 green chili – chopped
- Handful of crushed almonds
- Handful of fresh mint – chopped
- 2 tsp natural yoghurt
- 1/4 tsp ground cumin
- 1 small garlic clove – minced
- 1 beef tomato – quartered & mixed with a pinch of turmeric, cumin, paprika & salt
- Sliced halloumi
- Once the couscous is cooked, mix with the peppers, chili, almonds, half the mint, yoghurt, cumin and garlic clove. Season to taste.
- Place the tomatoes on a baking tray and drizzle with olive oil. Place under the grill and cook at a medium-high heat until it starts to colour.
- In a frying pan, lightly brown the halloumi slices.
- Serve all together, sprinkle with the remaining mint leaves and be prepared for deliciousness!
I swear, this recipe takes longer to type up than it does to cook and I promise you fellow omnivores that going without meat doesn’t mean eating without satisfaction. But I want to hear from you, do you need meat to make a meal?