July 25, 2011

In the Kitch: Meatless Monday Couscous Salad with Feta

I've been introduced to a lot of new and different foods since moving to California. Before I didn't know what garlic was, I hadn't explored any other cuisine other than fast food, TV dinners, and the occasional cook out -- hamburgers, hot dogs, french fries. Cooking was as simple as throwing something in the oven (fish sticks or frozen lasagna) or the microwave. I never chopped up vegetables and I never dared to cook fish.

Another food I never, ever thought I would try is couscous. People have nothing but great things to say about it but it never appealed to me, and honestly I thought it would be difficult to cook. Boy was I wrong. It takes 5-8 minutes to cook and it is delicious on it's own or mixed with veggies and olive oil. I am in love.

Tonight's Meatless Monday recipe: Couscous Salad with Feta


Ingredients
1 cup dried couscous, cooked
1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
1/2 Vidalia onion, chopped
1 English cucumber, peeled, seeded, and finely chopped
1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves, chopped
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup olive oil
2 to 3 limes, juiced

1. In a large bowl, toss all the ingredients with the olive oil and lime juice, to taste!

Mmm! Mmmm! Enjoy :)

3 comments:

  1. Yay, I love Meatless Mondays! I LOVE couscous - so easy and versatile!

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  2. I might have to try this! I've never had it before but all the ingredients sound so good! Thanks for the recipe :)

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  3. mmmm this looks so good!

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