Friday, July 26, 2013

Mediterranean Couscous Salad



Mediterranean Couscous Salad | Cooking on the Front Burner


I've been experimenting with some different ingredients this summer as I'm trying some new salads.  Last week it was quinoa and today I'm using couscous.  I really hadn't realized how easy this is to use - it cooks up in 5 minutes and since I used vegetable broth as a base, it is also a great vegetarian dish.  This particular couscous is tri-colored which added some fun!

Mediterranean Couscous Salad | Cooking on the Front Burner

And while I did not photograph the final product, it was topped with feta cheese.  We found this recipe to be quite refreshing and tasty.  I think it would look cute in a canning jar and brought along on a picnic!


Mediterranean Couscous Salad

by Deb Attinella
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Ingredients (serves 4)
    Couscous
    • 2 cups vegetable broth (or chicken)
    • 1 ½ cup couscous (I used tri color)
    • 2 plum tomatoes seeded and diced
    • 1 cup diced cucumber (unpeeled)
    • 1/2 cup diced Kalamata olives
    • 2 green onions sliced thin
    • 3 T chopped fresh dill
    • feta cheese for topping
    Vinaigrette
    • 1/2 cup olive oil
    • 3 T fresh lemon juice
    • 1 T minced shallot
    • 1/2 t sugar
    • 1/2 T ground stone mustard (or Dijon)
    • S&P
    Instructions
    1. Prepare couscous as directed on package using broth instead of water – I ended up only using 3 cups as you might want to adjust your ingredients – I had leftovers
    2. Combine the cooled couscous along with the tomatoes, cucumber, olives, green onion and dill in a bowl
    3. Make the vinaigrette by combining all the ingredients minus the olive oil in a food processor, slowly add the olive oil until well combined. Toss with other couscous salad and refrigerate at least 45 minutes.
    Powered by Recipage



    Mediterranean Couscous Salad | Cooking on the Front Burner

    Enjoy!!

    15 comments:

    1. We love couscous in this household! Can't wait to try this healthy and colorful recipe Deb!

      ReplyDelete
    2. This looks so yummy in my tummy good!

      ReplyDelete
    3. Love couscous and mediteranean food. This recipe is the perfect combination of both! Great post Deb! :)

      Krista @ joyfulhealthyeats

      ReplyDelete
    4. Deb, this sounds just amazing. I have to have this. Hope you bring it over to What'd You Do This Weekend?

      Have a great weekend.

      Linda @Tumbleweed Contessa

      ReplyDelete
    5. My kids love couscous, this look healthy and delicious!

      ReplyDelete
    6. This looks delicious, Deb! I have a similar recipe and love it. You can't beat an ingredient that cooks in 5 minutes! I need to remember to use couscous more. Pinned!

      ReplyDelete
    7. Once again you stole my heart, Deb! I love coucous and I LOVE anything that is Mediterranean inspired! Pinned and shared on FB, Twitter and G+!

      ReplyDelete
    8. This looks absolutely delicious, I'd love for you to join my link party and bring this :D

      http://thevelvetmoonbaker.blogspot.ie/2013/07/sweet-savoury-sunday-22.html

      ReplyDelete
    9. Have to be honest - Couscous is one of my favorite foods! LOVE this ;) saw you at This Gal cooks and had to come over!

      Would love for you to come over to Who Needs a Cape and link up to Super Sunday! Hope we see you ;) http://whoneedsacape.com/2013/08/super-sunday-link-party-9/

      ReplyDelete
    10. Thanks so much for sharing your salad with us... Couscous is really lovely to make in the summer. Like you said it cooks up so easily.. great ingredients.

      ReplyDelete
    11. Deb, this looks so fantastic!!! Thank you so much for partying with us and sharing your awesome recipes at Best of the Weekend! Pinning to our party board and my own boards, plus sharing on FB tomorrow. Have a happy Monday and a great week!

      ReplyDelete
    12. This looks delicious!...Unfortunately, I didn't find receipe at link (article stops at "Enjoy", no receipe!). Could you please include receipe for Mediterranean Couscous in your blog description?

      ReplyDelete
      Replies
      1. HI - sorry it isn't clear but if you look under the recipe and click on the work HERE - it will take you to the recipe... will be changing my method soon!

        Delete
    13. This was just the recipe I was looking for so thank you for sharing! Can you clarify what the vegetable or chicken broth is used for? Was it used for cooking the cous cous?

      ReplyDelete
      Replies
      1. Yes, I used it in place of water or chicken broth. Thanks for asking...

        Delete

    Thanks for coming by and leaving a message-it makes my day! I respond to all emails unless you are a no-reply blogger. Please note I approve all comments before posting them so they won't show up for a bit.

    Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...