Beet-utiful Couscous with Turmeric Tahini

A few weeks ago, I shared a similar looking dish, Skin Glowing Cauliflower Couscous with Avocado Tzatziki. Not to be unoriginal, but I wanted to show how with a simple switch up of ingredients and flavors you can enjoy a totally different tasting dish with added quickness in the kitchen.

By having a similar process of designing a dish, you will become more efficient as you are already familiar with all the slicing and dicing.

If you follow me on Instagram, you will see a pattern of the same dishes, stuffed peppers, burgers, flatbreads, noodle bowls, kale salad, and bell pepper chip platters. While it is still work, I'm a lot faster now that I have the procedures down. For instance in this dish, I know I will need to pulse up vegetables in a food processor, blend up a sauce, and chop up bell peppers. I don't have to think anymore how to prepare, I just have to be creative with flavor combos! 

Beet-utiful couscous' star is raw beets! Raw beets help us with body toning as they are detoxifying, rich in antioxidants and their nitrates help increase our stamina! The couscous is paired with a pretty yellow hued tahini naturally colored from raw organic turmeric. Turmeric also aids in our fitness body goals as its anti inflammatory properties improve muscle recovery! 

This dish is all raw, but if you would like to add a warm element and you would like more protein, add chicken (paleo) or quinoa or chickpeas (vegan).

Beet-utiful Couscous (vegan, paleo, keto, raw)

This will make a lot that you can enjoy all week. 

Ingredients:

Cauliflower, 1 head, roughly chopped into florets

Beets, 1 bunch, peeled and roughly chopped

Carrots, 1 small bag, peeled and roughly chopped 

Lemon Juice, 1 lemon

Sea Salt, to taste

Instructions: 

1. First place cauliflower into food processor. Only filling half of the bowl. Pulse until you have a couscous consistency. Do the same for the rest of the cauliflower and the beets and carrots. Place all in a big bowl. Squeeze lemon over. Mix to combine. Add sea salt as necessary. 

Turmeric Tahini (vegan, paleo, keto, raw)

Tahini, 1/2 cup (make your own or store bought)

*When purchasing tahini, lighter colored tahini will be less bitter.  Also tahini is sometimes hard to locate in the store. If a health food store is on your way home or you have time to order on Amazon, it's worth it to avoid the headache because 9 out of 10 times Grocer Sam won't know where it's located. I've been there a few times! 

Turmeric powder, 1 tsp or as much as you like!

Lemon juice, 2 Tbsps, will take 1 to 2 lemons

Lemon zest, 1 lemon

Water, (hell yeah free ingredient!), 1/4 to 1/c cup. It's used to thin the tahini out, so add water to your desired consistency. 

Sea salt to taste

Instructions:

1. Place all ingredients in a high speed blender. Starting with just 1/4 cup water. Blend till smooth. Add more water and sea salt as desired. 

 

I love enjoying couscous and a sauce with sliced up bell peppers to use as chips. It's perfect for grab n go lunches when I'm super busy and can take a fly by bite in between work tasks. 

 

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