Tea Forté's Chamomile Citron tea is both floral and bright. This recipe brings together those qualities into a Spring salad of grounding couscous, spring asparagus, fresh herbs and lemon zest, tied together with a light Chamomile Citron tea dressing. Pair it with a glass of Chamomile Citron over ice on a warm Spring day.
Chamomile Citron Couscous Salad
IngredientsFor couscous salad
- 1¼ cups water
- 3 Tea Forté Chamomile Citron pyramid tea infusers, or 6-7 tsp of loose tea*
- 1 cup Israeli couscous, uncooked
- 1 tbsp sliced red onion
- ½ cup asparagus spears
- ¼ cup green peas
- 1 lemon, zested and juiced
- ¼ cup goat cheese
- ¼ cup walnuts, toasted
For the dressing
- ¼ cup fresh dill
- ¼ cup fresh mint
- ¼ cup fresh parsley
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 Tea Forté Chamomile Citron pyramid infuser, or 2 tsp of loose tea*
- ½ cup water
- pinch of salt
- pinch of black pepper
DirectionsFor the salad
- In a medium sauce pot, bring 1¼ cups water to a boil. Add in three Chamomile Citron tea pyramids and couscous, reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 8-10 minutes or until tender and all the liquid is absorbed. If using loose tea, scoop tea into an Icon Stainless Pyramid Tea Infuser and steep.
- While couscous is cooking, prepare the dressing and set aside (see dressing instructions below)
- When couscous is ready, remove and discard pyramid infusers or tea infuser. Then place the couscous in a medium sized bowl and set aside to cool. If it becomes too sticky, add a little olive oil and toss to coat.
- With a cutting board and chef's knife, thinly slice the red onion, cut fresh asparagus on the bias, and crush the toasted walnuts. Add these ingredients to the bowl with the couscous.
- Gently work the dressing into the salad, coating completely. Chill the salad in the refrigerator for approximately 1 hour.
- When plating, add a generous portion to each plate. Gently crumble soft goat cheese on top and garnish with lemon zest. Enjoy!
For the dressing
- Steep one Chamomile Citron pyramid infuser in a ½ cup of boiling water for 6 minutes. If using loose tea, steep the tea leaves using an infusing basket. When done steeping, remove and discard pyramid infuser or loose tea leaves from basket.
- Add 2 tablespoons of the steeped tea to a small bowl.
- Wash, thoroughly dry, and finely chop all herbs.
- Add chopped herbs to the tea concentrate along with the olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Whisk until well combined.
Yield: 4-6 servings
* Chamomile Citron pyramid tea infusers are available in our Chamomile Citron Event Box as well as the following collections: Tea Tasting Assortment, Herbal Tea Assortment, Jardin and Jubilee Collections. Chamomile Citron is also available as a Loose Tea Canister and a 1lb Pouch.
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