Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Colorful Couscous Salad

My husband didn't eat salad before we started dating. He flat out refused to eat it.

I, on the other hand love salad. So I, of course had to convince him that salads aren't evil. We started slowly, and I first showed him that salad doesn't necessarily need to be just green leafs.

I like almost every kind of salad, and have no problem with a few green leaves drizzled with a little vinegar, olive oil, a pinch of salt and pepper. There are day that's all I need.

One of the salads that changed my husbands opinion is this wonderful, colorful and super easy to make couscous salad.

Just try it, it will convince many salad-sceptics!

Here's the recipe:
1/2 cup couscous
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon chopped rosemary
pinch of ground pepper
pinch of cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup hot water
1 teaspoon butter
1/2 red bell peper, chopped
1/2 yellow bell peper, chopped
2/3 cup diced cucumber
1 Tomato, diced
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
1 tablespoon lemon juice, + more to taste
1tablespoon red vine vinegar
1 tablespoon + 1teaspoon olive oil

- Put the couscous, the herbs and salt in a bowl, use the bowl you'll be serving the salad in, add the hot water. After its soaked up by the couscous, which will happen within a few seconds, add the butter and stir in until completely melted.
- While the couscous cools, prepare bell peppers, cucumber, tomato and cilantro and add to the couscous when its completely cooled down. Pour lemon juice, vinegar and olive oil over and again stir to mix. Taste and add a little more lemon juice, salt or black pepper (or whatever else is lacking) if needed.
Now your ready to serve!

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