Sunday, August 3, 2008

Couscous Salad

It was almost dinner time and I had not made a thing. We were starving but did not want to eat the leftovers from the day before, again! That's being saved in the freezer for another day. ;-)

Rummaging through my kitchen cupboards, I came across a packet of couscous that I'd bought a while ago, obviously after seeing something that had interested me on one of the blogs. I never got around to making whatever it was, and finally just decided to use it in a salad. I used whatever vegetables I had on hand. I do not have any measurements for this one as I just eyeballed the ingredients, as I do for most salads, and just kept going till it tasted right.

Here’s what I used-
Ingredients:
Couscous
Cherry tomatoes, halved
Cucumber, peeled & diced
Radishes, sliced thinly
Chives, snipped

For the dressing:
Red wine vinegar
Honey
Olive oil
Lemon juice, freshly squeezed
Salt & Pepper

For topping the salad:
Toasted walnuts
Parmesan cheese, grated

Method:
Cook the couscous according to the instructions on the package. As a rule, a 1/3 cup of dry couscous will give you one cup of cooked couscous. Cool slightly and fluff with a fork.

Add the chopped vegetables and mix everything.

Whisk together the vinegar, honey, lemon juice and olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Pour over the couscous and mix well. Top with toasted walnuts and grated cheese.

Serve warm or cold. It tastes better after being refrigerated for an hour or so.
However, we could not wait another minute to eat it.

10 Burps:

Rajitha said...

that is easy and yes fast...i am not a fan of radishes tho..they look pretty...but they are too pungent for me...

Arundathi said...

wow that looks so good! thanks for sharing!

Sig said...

ok, what's going on here? Did I miss something? Are you on a bloathon or what? :) You are cooking up some delicious stuff, and the pictures are just wonderful! :)

Shreya said...

I thought it was Khas Khas but did a search.. love your picture.. should find out more about this..:-)

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hi....
That was a nice salad. So colorful. Sounds heathy

Sireesha said...

Salad looks healthy ,delicious and so colorful...........

Kumudha said...

Salad looks colorful, delicious and very nutritious!

Paz said...

Oh my! I love this salad! So simple to make, it sounds like.

Paz

delhibelle said...

the salad turned out so lovely..I seem to have missed lots of delicious posts on your blog

TBC said...

Rajitha- you're not? but they're so pretty! Actually, these are not as bad as the white ones..have u tried it? u might be surprised.:)



Arundathi- thanks:) ...and you're welcome!


Sig- I am trying to empty the "drafts folder" before my vacation. :) You won't believe how many posts I had in drafts when I started this marathon!:D. And I'm not even done yet! I'm busy these days with so many things that I don't even have time to check out one of my fav blogger's space these days.:(


Shreya- thank you.:D
I didn't know much about this until recently.:)



Sukanya, Sireesha & Kumudha- thank you!:D



Paz- and it is! thank you.:D



Rashmi- I've been a little crazy posting multiple posts the last few days in an attempt to clean up my drafts folder.:D

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