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Camel in the desert

Preparation time:   Cooking time:   |   Servings: 1


Hey kids, do you want to eat veggies for dinner? No... oh, what about a camel in the desert? Yes? Great, let's make it! Delicious and healthy recipe : eggplant, zucchini, mushroom and tomato served with couscous and a slice of cheese.  Camel in the desert healthy recipe with veggies


  • For the camel:
  • 1 mushroom
  • 1 tomato
  • 1/2 of small eggplant (40g/1.4ounce)
  • 1/2 of small zucchini (40g/1.4ounce)
  • spices (paper, basil, oregano, paprika, salt)
  • 1 black olive /
  • small slice of red pepper or tomato
  • 1 tablespoon of oil
  • For the sun:
  • 1 slice of cheese
  • For the sand:
  • 3-4 tablespoons of couscous
  • 1 teaspoon of butter

Did you know that there is no water but fat in camel 's hump? He can then break it down into water and energy when needed. Camels can survive for over 6 months without water. Usually they drink water every 10-15 days but when they are very thirsty they can drink 100 L (26 US gal) of water in 10 minutes! 


camel in the desert step1 Step1

Prepare your vegetables: peel the eggplant, the mushroom, the zucchini and the tomato. camel in the desert step1a

Then cut them into small cubes. Fry all the vegetables with oil and spices until tender (7-10min).

camel in the desert step3 Step2

While the vegetables fry, boil the water to prepare the couscous - follow the instructions on the package you bought. When the couscous is ready, add butter and mix it well with a fork.


camel in the desert step4 Step3

Mix the vegetables in the mixer or use a blender.


camel in the desert step5 Step4

Prepare the sun: cut a circle from the slice of cheese first, either with a knife or a bottle cap.  camel step5a Then, using the rest of cheese: camel in the desert step5b cut small rectangles, pile them up and cut on the diagonal to create triangular shape for the sun rays. Place the sun and sun rays on a plate.

camel in the desert step5 Step5

Use a tablespoon to place the couscous on a plate, make it in a shape of a dune. Use two teaspoons to place the mixed vegetables - start with the camel body, then make his legs, tail and head.

For the final touch: add camel's eye and mouth from the black olive (use a straw to cut the eye from the olive - just press the straw on the olive) then use a slice of red pepper for the saddle . Enjoy!

Camel in the desert - healthy recipe with veggies

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