So I've been experimenting with some meat substitutes, and last week I made this delicious couscous salad with feta.
If you don't eat meat, for any reason whatsoever, it's very important that you incorporate an alternative protein source into your menu. The advantage of animal proteins (meat, eggs, milk) is that they contain all the essential amino acids together. There's only one plant product that shares this same property, and that is the soybean. Essential amino acids can not be synthesized by our body and therefore they must be supplied in our diet. Other vegetal protein sources like beans, grains, nuts and seeds, don't contain all the essential amino acids. So to consider them as full protein sources, they should be combined with each other.
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Paprika (I used 1/4 of a yellow, orange, green and red paprika)
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Put the couscous in a bowl with some vegetable broth, turmeric and raisins and add boiling water. Leave to soak for about 5 minutes until the couscous is finished. Cut the paprika and feta cheese into cubes. Mix the paprika, feta and seeds with the couscous and ready is Freddy!
Super simple, super quick and very delicious! I loved the sweetness of the soaked raisins and the crunchiness of the seeds in this salad. Looking at these pictures makes me want to eat it again!
What do you think? Do you like couscous?