"Spicy, summery pasta salad made with cucumber, lemon, mint, basil, and jalapeno. This is my interpretation of a spicy tabbouleh dish from 'Pasta & Co.'" — vburrito
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crumbled feta cheese
fresh jalapeno pepper, chopped
chopped green onion
chopped fresh mint
chopped fresh basil
chopped fresh cilantro
chopped fresh parsley
Holy tingling tastebuds, this is crazy good! Instead of the customary potato/macaroni salad, I opted to make this as a side dish for bbq ribs. Left out the cilantro as I'm not a fan of its (soaplike) taste, but just chopped enough flat-leaf parsley to compensate. The real surprise, though, is the fresh jalapeno, especially when combined with the fiery cayenne and the smoky cumin. It's a trifecta of explosive flavor while the cuke, mint and lemon provide the cooling effects. This is now my go-to summer salad ~ thanks vburrito!
boy! is this hott!!!(spicy) I only used half the cayenne and it still was terribly hot, so hot that you could not really appreciate the rest of the wonderful herbs. Next time I will skip the cayenne, use more cilantro and mint anduse the cumin.
This is my recipe. I recently tried this with quinoa & it was great (maybe even better than with couscous!)
I love spicy foods and this is a cool salad with a kick from the jalapenos! I added olive oil to the mix at the very end, liked how that rounded out the flavors and bound everything together.
Amazing! The only thing that I changed was the amount of cayenne pepper, I like it a little less spicy.
This was very good, with just the right amount of spice, although I felt maybe it lacked something, like salt, next time I might cook the couscous with chicken broth instead.
I made this recipe just as specified, and it was delicious! I love spicy food, and I didn't find the kick to take away from the flavor at all. It was perfect, and I'll make this again for sure.
This is a fabulous salad. Very flavorful and it keeps well in the fridge. I generally prepare a warm couscous with roasted chicken for dinner and then prepare this tasty salad the next day for lunches and snacks. Thanks for sharing.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Couscous with a Kick!
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 30
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