real life test kitchen: clean-out-the-fridge couscous salad

I’m heading out of the city for about a week, and I’m trying to avoid buying fresh groceries until after I get back. In an effort to use up the veggies quickly going limp in the crisper drawer, I whipped up this quick couscous salad for lunch. This combo ended up really tasty, but the recipe is easily adaptable to whatever you may have lying around. Enjoy! –Erica P. Click for couscous!

clean-out-the-fridge couscous salad
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 onion, diced
1.5 cups vegetable stock
1/2 cup couscous
2 green onions, thinly sliced
3-4 radishes, thinly sliced
1/2 cup cooked fava beans (such as Melissa’s brand)
fresh farmers cheese for crumbling

1. Heat the olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook until soft and beginning to brown, about 5 minutes. Pour in the stock and bring to a boil.
2. Add the couscous and simmer, 5 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed. Stir in the green onions, radishes and fava beans. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Crumble the farmers cheese over the top to serve.

From our partners

I was just thinking about couscous and what a wonderful grain (?) it is… Thanks for the inspiration, I think I have a leftover couscous salad dish to concoct from my fridge, as well.