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cooking:recipes:couscous_salad [2015/09/13 21:43] (current)
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 +====== Couscous Salad ======
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 +^Information ^Nutrition per serving^
 +|5 minutes prep| 149kcal|
 +|65 minutes active | 7g fat|
 +|Makes 4 servings | 6g protein|
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 +^Ingredients ^Method^
 +|1 cup dried couscous| 1. Bring 1 cup water to a boil, stirring in the bouillon.|
 +|1 teaspoon bouillon (chicken is preferred)| 2. Remove from heat, add couscous, cover, and allow to steam.|
 +|1 half cucumber| 3. Skin and slice cucumber into .5" coins. Slice tomatoes into bite size pieces. Thinly slice red onion.|
 +|3 ounces crumbled feta| 4. In a large bowl, toss together all ingredients.|
 +|3 roma tomatoes (or equivalent size)| 5. Once couscous has absorbed all liquid (approximately 5 minutes), add to salad vegetables.|
 +|.5 cup sliced black tomatoes| 6. Toss well, and season if desired.|
 +|1 small red onion| 7. Refrigerate for one hour before serving. |
 +
 +=== Serving Suggestions ===
 +
 +  * Works well as a side dish or with multiple other veggies as a main course
 +  * Can be easily stuffed into peppers, mushrooms, or tomatoes for a more elegant presentation
 +
 +=== Variations ===
 +
 +  * Try altering the vegetables used depending on what's seasonably available
 +  * While a dressing isn't necessary, citrus juice or other acidic flavors would work well sprinkled over top this dish
 +  * Other cheeses, such as goats cheese or shaved parmesan, would work well here