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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Meet my new BFF: Greek couscous salad

As I was making a grocery list last week, I got bored with myself and the same old standby options that I turn to for supper. I wanted to mix things up a bit! Try something new and different! Somehow I decided that couscous was the kick in the pants that I needed - except that I had no idea what to do with it. Or even what it tasted like. Or looked like. BUT THAT DIDN'T MATTER. I was a woman on a mission!

I did what all good little girls do, and turned to the internets to find a recipe with couscous. My most favorite site for recipes, All Recipes, didn't me down, and after a quick ingredients search for couscous, I found this recipe for a Greek couscous salad. It spoke to me, y'all. (I have a very large part of food heart devoted to feta cheese and olives.)

As is always the case with recipes that are as flexible as this one, I nipped and tucked it a bit to suit my tastes. What I came up with was a salad so fantastic that I considered eating it all by myself. The kids won't like it, I thought, and neither will my husband, so I won't even offer it to them... except that they did like it. Love it, even. I was kind and shared my new Best Food Find (BFF) with the fam, and then greedily went to the store to gather more ingredients for my very own supply. I think I have a problem.... ?

Please join me in my stingy hoarding of fantastic food by whipping up your own very easy, very customizeable Greek Couscous Salad.

(If you are a die hard numbers-by-the-book kind of cook, please look away.)

Greek Couscous Salad

1 (10 oz.) box of couscous
cucumber, seeded and chopped
cherry tomatoes, halved
red onion, chopped
olives, sliced (whichever variety you prefer)
1 (6 oz.) container crumbled Feta cheese
Greek viniagrette salad dressing

1. Prepare couscous according to package directions. Transfer to a large bowl, fluff with a fork and allow to cool.

2. Add desired quantities of cucumber, tomatoes, onion and olives to couscous, mix well.

3. Add salad dressing until salad reaches desired moistness.


2 tips left at the bar:

Bj in Dallas said...

Yum, yum yum, this salad WILL be in my life. I love couscous as much as I love Chardonnay...
well maybe very closely.

Well, not quite as much.

penelope said...

Sounds delish.