I made this super delicious dinner, so I thought I'd share. It's really easy and cheap to make. I think I got most of the ingredients at Trader Joe's.
- Israeli (pearl) couscous
- Persian cucumbers
- Bell pepper (I used yellow)
- Falafel mix (1/2 box)
- Hummus (I like the Mediterranean hummus from TJ's)
- Parsley (I like the flat-leaf kind)
- Olive oil
- Ground pepper
- Sea salt
The falafel takes longest, so I started that first. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine 1/2 of the box (1 cup of mix) with 3/4 cups water. Mix and let sit for 30 minutes. Roll into balls (I used a tablespoon as a scooper), place on baking sheet and top with a little olive oil. Bake for 30-40 minutes.
While baking, you can start the couscous. You can follow the package instructions and make on the stovetop, or make in a rice cooker. It takes about 30 minutes.
Wash and chop the produce. Spoon hot couscous into a bowl, then add falafel balls, chopped cucumbers, and peppers. Top with hummus and feta, then sprinkle parsley on top; finish with a couple cracks of salt and pepper and a drizzle of olive oil.
It's healthy and filling and has a nice variety of savory flavors and textures. Enjoy!