Lately, some vegetables have lost their allure. I have been seeking out arugula salads and brightly colored peppers, asparagus, spring onions and heirloom tomatoes. Fruit is also beckoning as summer produce nears. My winter staples like broccoli, sweet potatoes, cauliflower, and onions now seem sad and overeaten. With a large freezer bag still full of broccoli and cauliflower, and a move set for tomorrow forcing me to purge my freezer, I set to transform them into a patty with couscous.
Broccoli & Cauliflower Couscous Cakes (serves 3-4 as a side)
- 2 c broccoli
- 2 c cauliflower
- 2 c couscous
- 3 tsp tikka masala spice mix
- 1/2 lemon
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
Steam broccoli and cauliflower until soft. Reserving a little bit of water from the steaming, mash the vegetables almost into a paste with the hot water. A food processor would also help, as you want the mixture to be smooth. Add cooked couscous and mix together well.
Add your spices and the juice from half a lemon. Form patties and cook them on medium heat, flipping once browned. They are delicate, so if you are having trouble, press them onto a cookie sheet and bake them instead.
Serve alongside fish, on top of greens, or by themselves with hummus for a snack. Delicious!
What foods are you bored of lately?