Continual stress places a great strain on the immune system, zapping its stores of vital vitamins and minerals needed to help the cells fight viruses and bacteria. This can leave you prone to constant infections and poor health. Give your immune system a boost with this superfood salad. Pomegranates are the latest food to be given superfood status owing to their high content of antioxidants. Vitamin C and beta-carotene are provided by the tomatoes and pepper, the pine nuts are a rich source of zinc, and olives provide healthy fats and vitamin E – everything you need for super immunity!
Ingredients (Serves 2)
- 125g Mediterranean-flavoured couscous
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 yellow pepper
- 125g frozen peas
- Seeds from 1 pomegrante
- 1 apple, peeled and grated
- 8 cherry tomatoes, halved
- 8 black pitted olives, halved
- 25g pine nuts
- 100g feta or goat's cheese, diced
- Fresh parsley, chopped
Make up the couscous according to the packet instructions. Allow to cool and then fluff with a fork.
Add all the other ingredients and toss gently together.
Serve with a sprinkling of parsley.