How to make your food pink
No exceptions, beets are delicious. They are also bloody good for you, packed with vitamins and minerals, and most importantly, they make your pee pink and your poo purple. Yummerz. I was thinking the other day of how much fun it would be to overdose on B vitamins and eat lots of beets to see what happens to your urine. My hypothesis is that it would go neon pink, like the stripe on the side of 80s bicycle shorts. This experiment still needs to be tested. Maybe the Canadian Institute of Health Research will fund it if I do a clinical trial?
So, I decided I wanted to make something different (and easy, being a weeknight) with beets, so I invented what I have coined “pink couscous”. It was delicious. If you have leftover beets in the fridge from a previous dish, this is a tasty way to use them up.
Pink Couscous by joe vegan
- 2 c. couscous, made with 2 c. vegetable stock
- 2 beets, roasted, cooled, roughly diced
- fresh cilantro
- 2 carrots, shredded
- lemon vinaigrette (lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper)
- 2 green onions, chopped
- 1-2 Tbsp olive oil
- fresh ginger, to taste (e.g., 1 tsp – 1 Tbsp)
- salt, pepper to taste
Super easy. Here goes:
- Make couscous according to package directions or common sense. (Make sure to fluff with fork!). I would use veg stock instead of straight water.
- Roast beets, cool, and dice (refrigerated roasted beets from night before work well too!)
- Add all ingredients to couscous, mix, and serve.
Suggested additions: walnuts, raisins, currants, dried cranberries, or even chunks of apple.