Tips for Parents

Tips for Parents

One of my favourite things is watching kids realise that spinach, peppers, tomatoes and the like can be unbelievably delicious.

You may think that this is impossible, yet it is so simple. Invite some of your kids' friends over and place cutting boards and knives on a counter (if the kids are young use plastic knives) and make this amazing couscous and spinach salad.

They may say "oh, I don't like spinach or tomatoes" but by the time they are done cuttting and smelling the different flavours and spices, they will want to taste this salad.

All it takes is one bite!

Couscous & Baby Spinach Salad

1 cup of couscous
1 Yellow bell pepper medium dice
3 chive stalks - small dice
1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes roughly chopped or fresh cherry tomatoes
A small bunch of fresh herbs such as basil, thyme, oregano, etc...
1/4 cup pitted Kalamata olives roughly chopped
Segments of 3 oranges
1/2 cup roughly chopped roasted almonds (optional)
4 cups fresh baby spinach
Juice of 1/2 - 1 lemon
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
2-3 garlic cloves - crushed
2 Tbsp ground cumin
Salt & pepper to taste

Prepare couscous according to instructions on the box. Add all the above ingredients, mix and adjust seasoning.