couscous lemon salad with spinach feta and asparagus

Easy, peasy, lemon and feta squeasy.  Consider doubling this recipe – it makes for a great lunch the next day.

hope this makes your belly smile…

Adapted from Two Peas and Their Pod

Ingredients

1 c. Israeli Couscous (alternative: whole wheat orzo pasta)
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 t. olive oil
8 asparagus spears, cut into 1 inch pieces
Sea salt/pepper, freshly ground
1 c. fresh organic spinach
1 large lemon, halved
1/3 c. feta cheese

Directions:  Cook couscous according to package directions in salted water.  Drain when done (reserve a cup of the cooking water).  While the couscous cooks, warm a skillet to near medium heat.  Add olive oil and garlic.  Cook until you can smell the garlic.  Add the asparagus and saute for 5 minutes before adding the spinach.  Stir until the spinach begins to wilt.  Squeeze the lemon over the top and toss the asparagus mixture.  To a large serving bowl, combine the cooked couscous, asparagus mixture and feta cheese.  Add 1/2 cup or more of the couscous cooking water and stir to create a bit of a sauce. Season with salt and pepper and give a final squeeze of lemon.  Serve immediately.

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