FETA CHEESE has numerous probiotics, which are beneficial to maintaining the balance of healthy bacteria within the body. It is an excellent source of calcium and protein.
115g (4oz) couscous * 125ml (4 floz) hot water * 1 tsp tomato purée * ½ lemon, juice and rind * 1 tbsp olive oil * 8 cherry tomatoes, quartered * ½ cucumber, finely chopped * 1 red onion, finely chopped * 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped, optional * large handful mint, finely chopped * large handful parsley, finely chopped * salt and freshly ground black pepper * 115g (4oz) feta cheese, cut into cubes
Put the couscous in a large bowl and add the hot water and tomato purée. Stir well, cover with cling film and set aside for 5 minutes. Fluff up the couscous with a fork to break up any lumps. Add the lemon juice, lemon rind and oil, stir well.
Cover in cling film again and leave to one side to allow the flavours to blend. Put all of the vegetables into a bowl, add the mint and parsley. Mix the vegetables into the couscous with some salt and pepper. Serve onto plates, placing the feta cheese on top.
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This recipe comes from the section FOOD AS MEDICINE, a selection of simple family meals, light lunches, desserts and smoothies for a healthy life.
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