The secret to a good lunch box is the food - bet you didn't know that. When I see most lunch boxes, a sad looking sandwich is squashed into a bag and no one really wants to eat it (but if you do like sandwiches, make sure it is a great one, fresh salad leaves and a dollop of chutney dresses up any old sandwich). So what else can you put into a lunch box, you might ask - fear not, I am hear to show you some great ideas.
My option for today's lunch box is Couscous Salad with feta. What gives it a lovely flavour are the slow cooked onions and garlic. Pinenuts are giving it a nice texture and it is easy to prepare and you can eat it warm or cold (if you have a microwave at work, use it).
You will need for one serving:
- 30g couscous
- Hot water - to cover the couscous
- Olive oil
- 1 small onion
- 1 clove garlic
- handful of pinenuts
- feta (how much depends on you)
- Salt & pepper
|Couscous Salad with Feta|
Chop the onion finely, heat olive oil in a frying pan and fry the onions slowly for a few minutes, add the crushed garlic and pinenuts and continue to fry until the onions start to brown and caramelize. Tip the onion mixture into the couscous, add the feta and chopped parsley and stir to combine. Taste and season with salt & pepper.
Leave to cool and store it in your lunch box until needed.