Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Lemon Couscous Salad

I love couscous! It is so versatile, you can add anything to it. This is a light, fresh salad. I didn't let mine sit for as long as the recipe calls for. It was good but letting it sit longer will let the flavours come together. Next time, I'll try to have more patience. So delicious!

2 cups quick-cooking couscous
3/4 cup lemon juice
3/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
1/2 cup finely chopped fresh mint
2 x medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1 x onion, minced
Salt and pepper

Stir together the couscous, lemon juice, and olive oil. Set aside to plump and soften, 1 to 2 hours, at room temperature, stirring occasionally. It's ready when the grains are al dente. Stir through the herbs, tomatoes, pepper, and onion. Season well, adding more lemon juice to taste if needed. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

~ Recipe courtesy of 'French Food at Home'

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