I’m so happy and very honoured! Out of more than 700 recipes, my kale-couscous dish got chosen as the winning recipe in the IKEA Food Challenge. It was the only vegetarian recipe that made it to the finale, my dish is even suitable for vegans. I had the most amount of votes on my Youtube promo video, but also the jury (Klaartje Scheepers, Pauline from uitpaulineskeuken.nl and chef Robert Kranenborg) gave my dish the most amount of points.
I’d like to share the recipe of this easy superfood dish with you!
The recipe is for 4 people.
I steamed 250 grams (10 ounce) of kale for about 10 minutes, I used whole leaves with the nerves cut out and sprinkled them with olive oil before steaming. If you’re in a hurry you can also fry chopped kale for a couple of minutes instead. Then I soaked 200 grams (1 cup) of whole-wheat couscous and 2 hands of of raisins in 600 ml (2.5 cups) of hot vegetable broth. I let it stand for about 5-10 minutes (until the broth is absorbed). In the meantime fry 20 ‘gronsaksbullar’ (IKEA vegetable balls) for a couple of minutes. Mix the couscous with the kale and serve with the vegetable balls.
You can add some herbs like salt or pepper, but you’ll find that it already is very tasty.
You can find the recipe in Dutch at the IKEA website.