August 16, 2011

Summer Garden Couscous Salad

You should hurry and make this recipe before summer is over.  You won't want to miss it - it's really that good.  If you want to make yourself feel extra good, try using some produce from your local farmer's market or your very own garden. Hurray for summer!
Recipe from Taste of Home
*some small instructions altered by me

1 C corn (we like to cook fresh corn first, let it cool and cut it from husk - we've also used frozen corn thawed when fresh wasn't an option)
1 C chicken broth
1 C uncooked couscous
1 medium cucumber, halved and sliced
1 1/2 C cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 C crumbled Feta
1/4 C chopped red onion

3 Tbs minced fresh parsley
3 Tbs olive oil
3 Tbs lemon juice
1 tsp dried oregano
3/4 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

Cook the corn and set aside (if using frozen, just add it later with the other veggies)
In a small saucepan, bring broth to boil
Stir in couscous, remove from heat, cover and let stand 5-10 min or until water is absorbed
Fluff with a fork and set aside to cool slightly

In a large bowl combine cucumber, tomatoes, feta cheese, onion, parsley and corn
Stir in couscous
In a small bowl whisk the oil, lemon, and seasonings
Pour over couscous mixture, toss to coat
Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until chilled

I know it looks long, but really - it's simple to make and SO worth it.  Hope you all enjoy!  Leave me a comment and let me know if you ended up making it.