Light and flavorful, I enjoy making couscous salad as a side dish because it leaves room for my imagination. I can put together a different salad every time. Last week, I was so surprised how tasty it turned out, I though I should share it.
I used 1/2 cup of dry couscous that I cooked in a bowl with the same amount of boiling water and I placed a plate on top for about 5 min. I than added about 2 tablespoons of orange juice (small flavor trick I saw in a cooking show once).
Ingredients in the salad:
a used a handful of each following ingredients (about 1/3 cup) of
- Red onion,
- Cucumber, and
- Feta cheese
all cut in small cubes. You can really used what ever you like in a salad, or improvise with what you have in your fridge!
I added about
- 2 tablespoons of Plain yogurt.
- I totally love the Balkian yogurt by Astro.
- It also seems more healthy than using only mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon of Mayonaise
- 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon of red vinegar
- Fresh thyme and cilantro
- salt and pepper
Don’t be shy to taste and re adjust the quantities, I did not measured the ingredients accurately.
For the curious of you, on the picture, beside the salad is a chick peas salad on a pita from the blog Trois fois par jour. Here is the link to the recipe.