Recipe by jmn
"This is a couscous recipe packed with fresh summer veggies. It goes really well with grilled salmon to make a light and flavorful meal."
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1/2 cup couscous
cherry tomatoes, quartered
red onion, diced
green onions, chopped
seeded, diced cucumber
chopped fresh parsley
salt and ground black pepper to taste
Love this dish! My husband who is not a fan of couscous or cucumbers requests this dish on a regular basis. It is just that good. I will sometimes add a cup of cooked chopped chicken breast meat to the dish, and make a whole meal out of it.
I would suggest cooking the couscous the way the directions on the box say to do it. I tried cooking it the way this recipe called for and it was slightly crunchy and chewy. Thank goodness I had 2 boxes and was able to try it the box directions. It was lacking flavor except for the fresh ingredients.
I made this for dinner guests last evening. It was an excellent compliment to blackened tuna! Actually, I simplified the recipe further. I use Good Seasons Italian dressing (the kind made in it's own carafe.) Instead of oil/vinegar, I used Lime juice and olive oil. Just poured it over the couscous, and veggies and served it at room temperature. Guests raved!
This was a super easy and good recipe.. I used Orzo pasta as my toddler really likes it. I just cooked the pasta and added a bit of lemon juice to the whole thing.
So good! I used quinoa instead or orzo or couscous and added in shrimp and spinach.
Talk about a burst of fresh flavors in your mouth!!!! Love it and it was a huge hit! Wouldn't change a thing!!!
I made this last night, and was a bit underwhelmed with the couscous. As far as all of the other ingredients, I wouldn't change them.
In the picture, I kept thinking it was orzo...I am thinking I would prefer it with orzo. Can anyone out there school me on couscous! I am very unfamiliar with it. My manfriend absolutely loved it though!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 64
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