Tasty Couscous Salad
Featured Recipe by Shannon Young
I just recently became a big fan of couscous. I had eaten it before – usually as a muted little side dish, but never as the star of the meal. I love the texture of it … the way it rolls around and pops in your mouth. Delicious! I was staring in my cupboard and refrigerator today wondering what I would have for lunch and this box of couscous stared back at me …
So, I got out my cutting board and chopped up a red pepper, halved some grape tomatoes, shredded a carrot, performed a chiffonade on some fresh basil leaves, and peeled two mandarin oranges. I poured 1 cup of boiling water over 1 cup of the couscous, covered it, and let it sit for five minutes. When it was ready, I fluffed it, added a pat of butter and my veggie/citrus mix. Then I stirred in about a tablespoon of honey and squeezed in the juice of one orange. That’s it! Serve warm or chilled! Would be great with some almond slivers tossed in too!