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Mediterranean Couscous Salad

  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Serves: 4

The colors and flavors "pop" in this deliciously vibrant salad.


Ingredients

FOR COUSCOUS:

  • 1 ½ cups Marrakesh Express Plain Couscous
  • 1 ¾ cups water
  • 1 T. olive oil
  • ½ t. salt

FOR DRESSING:

  • ¼ cup Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • Coarse kosher salt to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced

FOR SALAD:

  • 1 roasted red bell pepper, ½ inch dice
  • 1 roasted yellow bell pepper, ½ inch dice
  • 1 English cucumber, peeled, ½ inch dice
  • 2 green onions, minced
  • ¾ cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • ½ cup kalamata olives, pitted
  • ½ cup Mt. Vikos Greek Feta, crumbled
  • 1 T. fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 T. fresh cilantro, chopped

To Prepare

To prepare couscous, bring water, oil and salt to boil. Remove from stove and add couscous, cover and allow to set for 7 minutes. Fluff with fork and set aside until ready to mix with the rest of the salad ingredients.

To prepare dressing, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper and garlic.

In a large bowl, add prepared couscous. Add salad ingredients. Mix in dressing. Adjust seasoning, if needed, and chill until ready to serve.

To Serve

Pair with Crios Torrontes.



Eddie's Recipe Tip:

Feel free to substitute Israeli couscous for the plain couscous. Try adding grilled shrimp and scallops for a light Mediterranean main dish.