Summer Garden Couscous Salad

Summer Garden Couscous Salad

Couscous is super easy to make. It’s usually just a matter of boiling water, which makes this a great summer recipe. You hardly need to use the stove so it’s great when it’s too hot to be spending a lot of time in the kitchen.. Once the couscous is cooked, you just need to chop and assemble the salad.

Summer Garden Couscous Salad

The veggies are all plentiful during the summer months. It’s a lighter than your traditional pasta salad (yep, couscous is a pasta not a grain) and can be served at room temperature or cold. This would be a great salad to serve at a summer BBQ or cookout.

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Summer Garden Couscous Salad
 
A fresh salad made with couscous and veggies that could come straight from your garden (or farmer’s market).
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Recipe type: Pasta Salad
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • ¼ cup Red Wine Vinegar
  • ¼ cup Red Onion (about ½ small), diced
  • Salt and Pepper
  • ½ cup Black Olives, sliced
  • 1 cup Cucumber, chopped
  • 1½ cups Israeli Couscous
  • ¼ cup Fresh Cilantro or Parsley, chopped
  • 1 Avocado, chopped
  • 2 Tomatoes, quartered
Instructions
  1. Combine the oil, vinegar, onion, ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper in a small bowl and then set aside.
  2. Cook the couscous according to the packaging.
  3. Once the couscous has finished cooking, transfer to a large bowl.
  4. Toss the couscous with olives, cucumber and cilantro with the couscous.
  5. Pour the oil and vinegar mixture over the couscous and toss again.
  6. Add the avocados and gently fold into the couscous.
  7. Add more salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Serve with the tomato wedges.

Summer Garden Couscous Salad
If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag it #FOODFASHIONANDFUN. I’d love to see what you make!

 

 

Summer Garden Couscous Salad

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