Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Me Gusta Cilantro Y Couscous

New favorite recipe alert!

There are a few things I love SO much that I seek them out in meals/recipes/foods - almond butter, feta cheese, honey mustard, and...cilantro. Oh, cilantro. Te amo.

Oh. And I've never made couscous! I think I've eaten it before...but I've never made it. So I found a recipe for Black Bean and Couscous Salad that included cilantro and couscous - score and score.

The cast:

All the ingreds....

+ couscous....

WOWSA! First of all - who knew a cup of uncooked couscous made, like, a bajillion cups of cooked couscous?! Craziness. But this is seriously amazing. I love everything in it, and it's very filling because of the beans and fiber. Definitely gonna be repeated in this house!

What's one ingredient you absolutely could not live without?

P.S. Thanks for all of your "congratulations!" If you can't tell, I'm just a wee bit excited. :-)

P.S.S. Ya know how I bombed my first Anatomy quiz? Well, long story short, the computer graded it incorrectly and I e-mailed my prof about it. She corrected my quiz and gave me 100% - yahooooo! Fingers crossed for many more 100's.


Hi! I'm Erin said...

I don't think I could live without cheese. Cilantro, though, I can definitely live without :-) I'm one of those people who think it tastes like soap.

Iowagirleats said...

omg - love cilantro, LOVE couscous! You're right - a tiny amount of try, makes a TON of cooked!

I don't think I could live without apple crisp...I just love it!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous cous cous pics - yummmm!! I don't think I could live without peanut butter :/ !!

Erica said...

that looks soooo good. I love black beans! Hmmm....I couldn't live without beans, fruit, vegetables, salsa...I can't pick one! CONGRATS on the quiz!

Fitnut said...

Yum! I love cilantro too. I'm definitely going to have to try this recipe. And it looks healthy which I need especially after all the rich food after this weekend :)

Congrats on the quiz! You were worried for nothing!

IUgirl78 said...

WHAT?!? You didn't tell me that you ended up with a 100%!!! Here I was feeling so bad for you...I'd better cancel the bracelet I ordered from Tiffany's to cheer you up...Ha!

You already know my ingredient--Parkay butter spray! It makes everything taste so much better.

Emily said...

oooooh YUM!! I love cilantro! I may have to do this, but do quinoa instead of couscous (although I love couscous!) so that the gluten intolerant husband can eat it too!! Thanks for sharing your genious recipe!! :)

I don't think I could live without oatmeal or PB. I eat is as much as possible!! :)

Way to go on the 100! You're are a smart lady, so I know more 100's are in your future!! :)

kilax said...

100%? Woo-hoo!

The cilantro and couscous looks so good! I love cilantro. I guess I cannot live without beans either :)

lesley living life said...

That looks like a salad straight off the a Whole Foods salad bar! (or better!) Yum!! Thanks for sharing!

Every Gym's Nightmare said...

cheese fo sho. but like as a meal staple, id probably say tuna or garbonzo beans. i put those in everything.

and to be a jerk- im giving away some couscous if anyone wants to try this awesome dish!

Nicole said...

I hate to say this, but i'm not a fan! Call me picky patty lol!!

I'm glad you got your grade figured out!