Summer has suddenly arrived! It's hot - hotter than normal for this time of year - and I don't like heating up the kitchen, so it's time to turn to hot weather items and the grill for sustenance. This salad is simple and fast....couscous cooks up in no time at all.
3/4 cup couscous
Bring 1 1/3 cups of water to a boil, then turn off heat, add the couscous and cover. Let stand five minutes. Fluff with a fork and refigerate to cool.
Chopped veggies (add as many or few of each as you like):
a handful of cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
green or red bell pepper
Toss with the couscous, along with a good handful of feta cheese.
juice of 1 lemon
several mint leaves, minced
several oregano leaves, minced
salt and pepper to taste
olive oil - about 1/4 cup
Combine the lemon juice and herbs, then whisk in the olive oil.
Add to the couscous. Chill until ready to serve. Then serve on a bed of shredded lettuce leaves.
Cool and refreshing!