RICHMOND, Va - Culinary specialist Shayne Rogers of ‘Shaynefully Delicious’ kept it light and flavorful in the kitchen with her Couscous with Mangoes, topped with a homemade avocado mixture. This chilled salad is perfect for a summer meal or healthy snack.
½ seeded and deveined jalapeno pepper, finely diced
Combine couscous, dates and peas in a large bowl. Heat broth in microwave for 2-3 minutes and pour over couscous mixture. Cover and let set for 5 minutes. When the couscous has absorbed the liquid fluff with a fork and add green onions, pepper and half of the cilantro and give it a mix. Whisk together oil and grapefruit juice adding salt and pepper to your taste. Pour over salad, mix, cover and refrigerate for about a half hour. Meanwhile, in a smaller bowl, mix together avocado, mango, lime juice, jalapeno, remaining cilantro and a pinch of salt. When the salad has chilled, serve it with a scoop of the avocado mixture on top.