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Classic Lemon Herb Couscous Salad Recipe

VIDEORECIPE Classic Lemon Herb Couscous Salad Recipe

It really doesn’t get much fresher than this. love this light salad — it doubles as a side, can be the main event or works well topped with grilled chicken or shrimp.With lots of texture from crisp cucumber, sweet tomatoes, crunchy nuts, and raisins.

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Ingredients

number of servings
8
  • 112 cups dried Israeli couscous also called pearl couscous Added to
  • to taste Salt and fresh ground black pepper Added to
  • 14 Cup extra-virgin olive oil Added to
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard Added to
  • 12 teaspoon Between Added to
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest Added to
  • 2 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice(depending on taste) Added to
  • 1 medium English cucumber(diced) Added to
  • 1 large tomato(diced) Added to
  • 12 Cup coarsely chopped fresh herbs; use any combination of fresh parsley Added to
  • 14 Cup chopped walnuts(toasted) Added to
  • 14 Cup raisins Added to
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Directions

20 min.
1. Step

Bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil. Add couscous and cook until tender, 8-10 minutes. Drain.

Classic Lemon Herb Couscous Salad Recipe - preparation step 1
2. Step

While the couscous cooks, in a large bowl, whisk the oil, mustard, honey, lemon zest, lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add the drained couscous to the dressing and mix well.

Classic Lemon Herb Couscous Salad Recipe - preparation step 1
3. Step

Stir in the cucumber, tomato, herbs, walnuts and raisins. Taste for seasoning and adjust with salt and/or pepper as needed. Enjoy warm or cover then refrigerate until cool, about 1 hour.

Classic Lemon Herb Couscous Salad Recipe - preparation step 1

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