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tomato basil couscous salad

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Annie D
Bethany, OK

Originally from Taste of Home, this recipe is delicious, refreshing and summery AND it makes a ton of salad! May I also add that my kitchen smelled wonderful from all the fresh ingredients I chopped? Winner in my book. I added cucumbers and subbed in Cherub tomatoes, otherwise it is TOH's recipe.

(1 rating)
yield 8 (probably more)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 10 Min

Ingredients For tomato basil couscous salad

  • 1 pkg
    couscous (10 oz.)
  • 2 c
    chicken broth
  • 1 c
    green onions, chopped
  • 1 c
    english cucumber, chopped
  • 1 c
    tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/3 c
    fresh basil, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 c
    olive oil
  • 1/3 c
    red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp
    crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/8 tsp
    freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 c
    cherry tomatoes, halved

How To Make tomato basil couscous salad

  • 1
    In a large saucepan, bring broth to a boil; add couscous. Cover and remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl; fluff with a fork and cool.
  • 2
    Stir in the onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, basil, oil, vinegar, pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate until chilled. (I whisked together the dressing ingredients and poured over, then mixed.)
  • 3
    Garnish with cherry tomatoes prior to serving.
  • 4
    Nutrition Facts: 1 serving (1/2 cup) equals 223 calories, 10 g fat,(1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 389 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein. (Does not include cucumbers.)

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