Sunday, May 04, 2008

Couscous with Mint and Tomato

Couscous is popular in Middle-Eastern dishes, it is essentially semolina wheat prepared into granules, and cooks simply by adding it to boiling water and letting sit for 5 minutes. You can then add almost any combination of herbs and vegetables to make a salad. It's great and easy to make, for a picnic or a quick lunch.

Couscous with Mint and Tomato
Adapted from a recipe by Laura Calder
1-1/2 cups couscous
juice of 1 lemon
3/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
1/2 cup finely chopped fresh mint
2 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1 onion, minced
Salt and pepper

Prepare the couscous as per package directions. Fluff the couscous into a large wide dish. Drizzle the lemon juice and olive oil over the fluffed couscous. Stir through the herbs, tomatoes and onion. Season well with salt and pepper.

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