A vegetarian/vegan salad of rich Christmas lima beans, fresh veggies, a zesty lime dressing, and a few handfuls of cooked whole-wheat couscous. It's a light, filling, healthy one-bowl meal. —TheThinChef
4 as a side dish, or 2 as dinner
lime, zested and juiced
Extra-virgin olive oil, to taste
Freshly ground black pepper
cucumber, seeded, peeled and diced
red bell pepper, seeded and diced
Christmas lima beans, cooked and drained OR 1 can white beans, drained and rinsed
In a medium bowl, combine the lime zest and juice. Whisk in olive oil, tasting as you go, until you get a dressing that you like. (We like ours on the very tangy side, but just keep tasting as you drizzle.) Add salt and a few grinds of pepper. Dice the avocado, and toss it in the dressing. Set aside.
Bring the broth to a boil in a saucepan over high heat, and then stir in the couscous. Remove from heat, cover, and let steam for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.
In a large bowl, combine the avocado and dressing, cucumber, red pepper, and beans. Toss gently to combine. Add the couscous, and toss to evenly coat everything with the dressing. Serve.