Toddler Meal: Israeli Couscous Salad

Cynthia Dermody

Israeli couscous saladI borrowed this week's Toddler Meal from the mouth-watering baby, toddler and big kid recipe site, Weelicious --it's a recipe for Israeli Couscous Salad.

Now that the weather is getting warmer, a nice and simple pasta salad with refreshing mint and lemon flavors served on the picnic or patio table just seems right.

Make sure you look for Israeli couscous for this recipe. That's key for toddlers, IMO. Traditional couscous is pretty small and makes a horrendous mess when splattered on the floor, which inevitably some of this will be. Israeli couscous is bigger, about the size of small pearls, a lot easier to keep on your spoon and in your mouth, and more fun to chew.

Israeli Couscous Salad (from Weelicious)

Prep time: 5 mins.

Cook time: 12 mins.

You'll need:

1 cup Israeli couscous

1 1/2 cup water

1/2 tsp. salt

1 small yam, peeled and cubed

1/2 cup dried cranberries

1 tbsp. fresh mint, chopped

1/4 cup pine nuts (omit for younger toddlers)

1 tbsp. lemon juice

1 tbsp. olive oil

Make it:

1.    Bring the water to a boil, add the couscous and yam, cover and reduce to a simmer.

2.    Cook for 12 minutes.

3.    Combine all the ingredients and serve.

C'mon, don't make me come up with these toddler recipes all on my own. I want to know what YOU feed your toddler's for lunch and dinner. Send me a PM and share your recipes so I can feature them here!

Past Toddler Meals:

Oscar's Gross Green Popsickles

Turkey Burgers with Sneaky Veggies

Red Noodles from the Hillbilly Housewife

Confetti Potatoes

Mini Meatloaves

Alex Guarnaschelli's Homemade Granola

Happy Face Baked Pancakes

Yogurt Fruit Salad

Vegetarian Chili

Fruit Salsa With Cinnamon Crisps

Taco Cups

Sweet-and-Sour Chicken

Italian Goulash

Parmesan Risotto

Chicken Sausages

Easy Quesadillas

Barbecue Cups

Healthy Ketchup

Cinnamon Raisin Roll-Ups

Hot Dogs with Mashed Potatoes

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