Couscous Salad Recipe @pinch

What a terrifically light and easy salad for summer. We loved the addition of chopped tomatoes. The fresh mint and basil mix packs a punch of fresh flavor. If you are not able to find the spicy basil in your area (we couldn't), just add a pinch of cayenne pepper for the perfect amount of heat. A delicious addition to any backyard BBQ or serve as a side dish alongside grilled chicken for a summer dinner. Minty comfort food that leaves you feeling good about yourself, and it tastes so good.

couscous salad
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Recipe Cuisine: Middle Eastern Recipe Category: Pasta Salads Yield: 6 Servings
Ingredients :
  • 1 cup(s) couscous, plain
  • 2 cup(s) water or broth, chicken, beef, or veg
  • 2 teaspoon(s) butter
  • 1 tablespoon(s) fresh basil, about 10 leaves chopped
  • 1 teaspoon(s) fresh mint, about 6 small to med leaves chopped
  • 1 tablespoon(s) spicy basil, about 10 med leaves chopped
  • 3 tablespoon(s) salad oil, use a light oil
  • 2 large green onion, chopped using white and green
  • 2 large tomato, diced
Intructions :
  • Cook couscous as directed using broth or water
  • After cooking, add herbs (mint and basil). If you wish you can add salt and pepper but I find it really doesn't need it
  • Add 3 tablespoons of salad oil
  • Chill for at least 30 minutes
  • Add tomatoes and onion. Toss and serve.

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Keyword : couscous-tomato-mint-basil

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