For this recipe I used a pearl couscous vs the regular couscous and I really liked it! The grain is a bit bigger and it kinda reminds me of pasta.
Bring a cup of water to a boil and stir in a cup of couscous, a bit of olive oil, and pinch of salt. Put a lid on your pot and bring the heat way down. Keep an eye on things, it should only take 5 minutes or so for your couscous to soften.
Next let’s slightly roast some zucchini.
Dice up a couple of zucchinis and drizzle them with olive oil. Don’t forget to season them with some salt and pepper and pop them under your broiler for just a few minutes.
Start with three cups of fresh spinach in your food processor…
add a few cloves of garlic…
and a cup of raw walnuts.
Now add some fresh basil leaves…
P.S This basil is from our garden. It’s really my husbands garden, I just reap the benefits from it.
a little bit of salt and pepper…
and add about a half cup of olive oil while your food processor breaks everything down!
Yum! Fresh spinach is so dreamy.
Let’s put it all together!
Put your cooled couscous in a bowl…
and add your zucchini.
Now throw in some halved cherry tomatoes…
and your beautiful spinach pesto.
Give everything a good stir…
…and there you go. A perfect weekday lunch for yourself or you could invite a few girlfriends over and make it a party!
Who needs botox? We have spinach!
- 1 cup pearl couscous
- 2 diced zucchinis 3 cups fresh spinach
- 3-4 cloves of garlic
- 1 cup raw walnuts
- 4-5 basil leaves
- halved cherry tomatoes
- olive oil
- sat and pepper to taste