Californian Citrus Couscous Salad,

My power pack high in Vitamin C,
California Citrus Couscous Salad


My husband and I, are a real team.

I love cooking, he loves eating. He looses things, I find them. He buys things in the kitchen, I break them (these are accidental of course). He loves to complain (he is French, I insist on that) while I love giving compliments to compensate :-). He is so good in numbers, good thing he is around to help me out. Like any other couple, I do the talking and he does the listening. And when things go wrong, he fumes with madness while I cast it out with laughter.

Men and women are really different but that's what completes us together isn't it?

Anyways, since yesterday was a French national holiday and with a beautiful sunny weather that we had, we could only think of driving to the aqua blue beach of Calanque and spend the afternoon there. As we often go to the same beach most of the time, we opted to try the other part of it we least explore. So normal driving routine scenario in our couple: he's behind the wheels and I am the co-pilot holding the map, giving the directions. After hours of driving (we should have arrived decades ago) I confessed that I mis-read the map and we were lost. I don't know why map is so unfathomable for me. He was about to get angry but then we saw this amazing field of coquelicot, beautiful and inviting. I told him, it was a detour so we could take a photograph. He smiled with my alibi. He pulled over, and we went out . Me, hubby and our 8 months old baby girl all together we savour the beauty of nature for a while.

As I prepare this fruity couscous salad in the kitchen, I thought that getting a GPS may not be that bad afterall.

Californian Citrus Couscous Salad

one and a half cup of Couscous
3/4 cup of Chicken broth
one Chicken breast

2 tsps of sesame seeds

2 Californian pink pomelos

2 California oranges

6 tbsps of olive oil
3 tbps of lemon juice
one red bell pepper diced in small cubes
one red onion diced in small cubes
one small cucumber (peeled and remove the seeds) cut in cubes
toasted almonds (chopped) (optional)
basil and mint sprigs


In a small pot bring chicken broth and 1/4 cup water to a boil. Add couscous, cover, and remove from heat. And let it stand for about 5 minutes. Fluff it with your hands. In a small pan, fry the chicken breast crusted with sesame seeds in 3 tbsps of olive oil until golden brown on both sides and set aside. In a small bowl, mix together the remaining olive oil, lemon, salt and pepper. Pour over couscous and toss. Stir in the red pepper, onions, cucumber, oranges and pomelos in the salad. Slice thinly the chicken breast and top it on the couscous. Chop the mint and basil sprigs.

The captivating field of coquelicot

If you love Kenzo, you know what is coquelicot

One last look ....
My sweet little angel...

To fellow Bloggers and to all Moms out there
Happy Mothers Day to all of us

17 comments:

K & S said...

Happy Mother's Day, what a lovely post and beautiful photos!

Babette said...

I love Kenzo, crazy about one of the products actually (Parfum D'Ete). :) Happy Mother's Day Dhanggit!

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Ann said...

My daughter wears Kenzo. And your field of poppies reminded me very much of my native California, where they grow wild and are protected.

Wonderful looking couscous!

Passionate baker...& beyond said...

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to you dear girl. Your angel is adoreable!! Love the post, the colours & the fields of flowers. We call these poppies here, & they are one of my fave flowers! Was here to get the toblerone hearts recipe to post them for Mother's Day...my hub & me make quite the same team, only difference us that I complain & he doesn't!!! LOL Dhanggit!

Manggy said...

Happy mothers' day Dhanggit! Your angel is really quite adorable indeed! :)

glamah16 said...

Happy Mothers Day!

chriesi said...

This salad is exactly what I was looking for!

noble pig said...

I have been looking for the perfect recipe to use up all my couscous...thank you, it looks divine!

mimi said...

what a wonderful couscous, i'm sure the flavor is so light and yummy! and happy mother's day to you!

acey said...

happy mother's day, ate dhanggit!!! god bless you!

ps: that is 1 yummy-looking healthy salad!

RecipeGirl said...

This sounds positively perfect for summer! Happy Mother's Day!

beachlover said...

Happy Mother's Dya! Hope you enjoy and have fun:))

Sylvia said...

First of all , happy mothers day Dhanggit, your baby is growing up fast !!!!
I agree , couples must complain each other-
Like always your dish is stunning , citrus couscous salad, sound delicious and an amazing idea

oggi said...

Happy Mother's Day Dhanggit!

What a lovely and delicious salad, and the field of poppies too.

My son gave me a small GPS thingie last Christmas because my daughter and I get lost whenever we go to Washington D.C. by ourselves. We forgot to bring it the last time we went and got lost AGAIN!:)

haze said...

Aha and you didn't even call to see me! Tampo ako :( !

Big Boys Oven said...

Happy Mother's Day!

tigerfish said...

A lovely couscous indeed! Love your presentation as always. :D

Happy Mother's Day!