Friday, August 28, 2009

Summer Couscous Salad

Summer Couscous Salad2

I have been making a lot of salads lately. Here's a delightful and refreshing one I made recently to add to my collection of salad recipes. The lime juice adds a nice zing and a hint of freshness to the couscous.

(for 2 large servings)
3 cups cooked couscous
1 ripe mango, peeled and chopped into cubes
1 cup of cooked black beans (I used half a can of beans after draining and rinsing)
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped into small pieces
2-3 scallions, chopped
4-5 chives, minced

For the dressing:
2 Tbsp olive oil
Juice of 3 limes
1 Tbsp sugar
3/4 tsp roasted cumin powder
Salt & Pepper

Cook the couscous according to the instructions on the packet. I used
Near East's Toasted Pine Nut flavored couscous. Fluff it up with a fork after cooking and let it cool.

Throw the couscous along with the rest of the salad ingredients into a large bowl.
Add all the ingredients for the dressing into a small bowl and mix well. Pour the dressing over the salad and mix well.

Refrigerate until ready to serve. Sprinkle with chives before serving.

Summer Couscous Salad1

12 Burps:

Raaga said...

I love the colours!

Salads have a knack of being so vividly coloured... most cooked food loses that!

Soma said...

What a beauty!! lovely colors & i bet tasted even lovelier.

Mexican Food said...

Looks awesome!

TBC said...

Raaga- I did too.:D.

Soma- thank you.:)

MF- thanks!


Looks coool! Colorful!!

Priti said...

Looks too gu d and colourful...shall try

Divya Kudua said...

Looks refreshing:)

TBC said...

Raks, Priti & Divya- thank you. :)

Nags said...

couscous is very exp in SG so i just gaze at the packet each time and walk right by :D

Miri said...

I love this salad - it looks so fresh and colourful!


Supriya Nair said...

The Couscous looks so yummy...the recipe is amazing...great work...

TBC said...

Nags- hmmm...

Miri- thank you.:)

Supriya- thanks.

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