Recipe by Levedi
"This recipe is great hot or cold. I invented it in grad school when I had no time to cook. It's a quick and easy one dish recipe. I use it as a side dish for nice meals or a full meal for lunch. You can make it in 5 minutes or less and eat immediately. For extra protein you can add chicken breast."
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crumbled feta cheese
balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing, or to taste
salt to taste
This was delicious and very flavorful! I tripled it and used whole wheat couscous and reduced fat feta. I ate it warm for lunch and served it cold for a side at a BBQ. Perfect both ways. I didn't have dressing so I just did 2 parts olive oil to like 1.5 parts balsamic vinegar and a couple cloves of minced garlic. This was pretty garlicky so I wouldn't suggest you doing that unless you don't have dressing :) Thanks for a truly great recipe ~ this will be a staple this summer.
overall I enjoyed this dish. The combination of feta and cranberries is wonderful however I did not care for the balsamic dressing. Next time i may try some olive oil and maybe a splash of lemon instead of the balsamic
Very wonderful flavor. You need to cut the water in half though, it should be a 1:1 ratio between cous cous and water, even with the dried cranberries. Also, I subbed cropped spinach for cucumbers and it was delicious.
Delicious!! I used Trader Joe's Harvest Grains blend with Israeli couscous, orzo, baby garbanzos, and red quinoa. I added walnuts for a little more protein, and used just a splash of olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
This was a really nice side dish to have with some chicken. Next time I will add a bit more balsamic and serve it alongside a lamb main as I think the flavours would meld together nicely.
Delicious, super easy and colorful. Made about 6 times the recipe with one large cucumber. That was enough cuke for us. Used fat free feta (about 8 oz.) and 3T lemon infused olive oil and 1T pomegranate balsamic vinegar. The pomegranate blended with the cranberry and the lemon gave it a punch. Added 1/2 cup toasted pecans for crunch. Will be on my "make again" list.
Tasty! My balsamic vinaigrette recipe called for basil, but I used mint instead.
Ths is a "first cousin" to the classic Tabouleh... Excellent. I added some chopped walnuts and a little lemon juice.
Great side dish for moorish style chicken kebabs!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Couscous, Cranberry, and Feta Salad
Serving Size: 1/2 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 2
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 34
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