Monday, May 23, 2005

Greek Couscous Salad

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):
1/2 cucumber
a handful of cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
celery
green or red bell pepper
carrot
red onion

Toss with the couscous, along with a good handful of feta cheese.

Greek Dressing
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!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Eric Lawhead's favorite dish...

Eric said...

I doubt its Eric Lawhead's favourite dish because I am Eric Lawhead and I can tell you its not my favourite.
Whoever posted above that it is, is obviously south of the 49th Parallel according to the spelling of Fav!