Summer Couscous Salad

Hey Girls! :) I took a little kitchen hiatus because we all need a break from the kitchen sometimes BUT now I’m back, my hunger strike is over, and its back to cooking and sharing! I guess the warm weather really shifted my mood and inspired me to get to it again and re-tie my apron! Now, that summer is here and I’m always looking for a light, tasty, quick, and healthy meal that pleases the taste buds minus all the guilt. So, all of those reasons brought me here to this moment, sharing my winner winner “Summer Couscous Salad” dinner recipe with YOU! It’s perfect as a light meal on its own or served as a side dish. Let’s just say it’s a “you can’t go wrong with me” salad!

Below I attached a few other Couscous Salad recipes for you! Get ya motivated and in the kitchen! I also attached a link to marcona almonds in case you’ve never had them or seen them before in your local supermarket. HAPPY COOKING & SUMMER TO YOU!  #GOGIRL

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Summer Couscous Salad
Summer Couscous Salad w/ Smoked Turkey Sausage & Citrus Vinaigrette
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Ingredients
  1. 2 Boxes of Plain Pearled Couscous (Near East Brand)
  2. All Natural Smoked Turkey Sausage
  3. 1 Small Bundle of Asparagus
  4. 2 tbsp of Purple Onion
  5. Handful of Baby Heirloom Tomatoes
  6. Handful of Marcona Almonds (rough chopped)
  7. Fresh Mozzarella Balls (halved)
  8. Fresh Basil (roll up and rough chop)
  9. Citrus Vinaigrette
  10. 2 Lemons
  11. 1 Lime
  12. Squirt of Honey
  13. 2 tbsp of Garlic Olive Oil
  14. Dash of Pepper
  15. Dash of Garlic & Herb Seasoning
Instructions
  1. Boil your couscous.
  2. Saute your turkey sausage.
  3. Saute your asparagus in a splash of olive oil for couple of minutes. (I like my to have a crunch when bite into it).
  4. Halve your tomatoes and mozzarella balls.
  5. Dice your onion.
  6. Rough chop your macrona almonds.
  7. Rough chop a handful of fresh basil.
  8. Make your citrus vinaigrette by squeezing your lemons & lime into a bowl (no seeds). Add your olive oil, honey, and seasoning and mix well.
  9. Add all of your above ingredients into a bowl then drizzle over your dressing and toss gently.
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Rosemary Parmesan Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes make my my mouth and tummy happy and these “Rosemary Parmesan Sweet Potatoes” put a big fat smile on my face! I  keep these orange, odd shaped, full of fiber babies in my house all the time and they always find a way into my weekly diet. And tonight they are all mine because after working a long day I didn’t feel like slaving out a meal yet I still wanted a meal with a home cooked feel. That’s when I decided Ralph’s supermarket will be in charge of making my rotisserie chicken (I delegated that job to them) and I will bang out my easy yet tasty “Rosemary Parmesan Sweet Potatoes.” It’s the perfect combination with a store bought rotisserie chicken. Yes, this bitch is quick on her toes and I let Ralph’s make my chicken!  Then I banged out these “Rosemary  Parmesan Sweet Potatoes” and wa-la meet my dinner. My house smells delicious and my plate taste like Thanksgiving. How can you argue with clean eating especially when it reminds you of Thanksgiving? Please don’t forget to tag a friend, share on social media, and comment below because we love to hear from you!

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Rosemary & Parmesan Sweet Potatoes
Rosemary & Parmesan Sweet Potatoes
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Ingredients
  1. 2 Sweet Potatoes
  2. 1/2 Cup Parmesan (freshly grated)
  3. 1-3 Sprigs of Rosemary (removed from the sprig)
  4. 1-2 tbsp of Agave Syrup
  5. Salt to Taste.
Instructions
  1. Pre-Heat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Slice your sweet potatoes thin and line a baking sheet.
  3. Drizzle over your agave syrup.
  4. Add your rosemary and parmesan.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes until desired texture.
  6. Salt to taste.
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