garden couscous salad

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Karie Houghton
from Milton, WA

My husband introduced me to this family favorite. Honestly, I had never tried couscous before this. I can’t believe how versatile it is and simple of course! This dish is perfect for company, camping, weekday lunches, etc. Try it out. Add other elements if you want. Take out what you don’t like. Eat it for lunch!

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Yum! If you're not familiar with couscous, it's a pasta ground from semolina that originated in North Africa. It's flavorless on its own, but when mixed with ingredients it takes on those flavors. And Karie's recipe is packed with flavor! The dressing is full of cumin and lemon. It's a light, fresh, and delicious summer salad.

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★★★★★ 1 Review
serves 8
prep time 30 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For garden couscous salad

  • SALAD INGREDIENTS:
  • 1 c
    couscous, cooked
  • 1 bunch
    green onions, chopped
  • 2 md
    tomatoes, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 md
    cucumber seeded, finely chopped
  • 1 can
    garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 c
    Feta cheese crumbles
  • DRESSING MIX:
  • 1/2 c
    olive oil
  • 1/4 c
    fresh lemon juice
  • 4 clove
    minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp
    Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1 tsp
    pepper
  • 1 tsp
    salt

How To Make garden couscous salad

  • 1
    Make basic couscous by bringing 1 cup of water to boil. Add tbsp butter and 1 cup couscous. Stir, cover, remove from heat and allow to stand for 5 minutes. Stir to fluff.
  • 2
    Mix all salad ingredients together.
  • 3
    In a separate bowl, combine dressing ingredients.
  • 4
    Toss salad dressing.
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