With a simple lemon-herb dressing, this couscous salad makes a healthy and delicious part of your dinner meal. Or, you can also eat it on its own if you are on a diet.
1 1/2 c. dried couscous
1/4 c. extra-virgin olive oil
1 tsp. each Dijon mustard and finely grated lemon zest
1/2 tsp. honey
1 large tomato (diced)
1 medium cucumber (diced)
1/4 c. each walnuts (chopped and toasted) and raisins
1/2 herbs (coarsely chopped)
freshly squeezed lemon juice, to taste
salt and pepper
- Boil salted water in a large saucepan, then add couscous. Cook for about 10 minutes or until tender. Drain.
- Meanwhile, combine oil, mustard, lemon zest and juice, honey, as well as salt and pepper in a bowl.
- Add couscous to the mixture and mix well.
- Add raisins, walnuts, cucumber, tomatoes, and herbs. Add salt and pepper as needed.
For the herbs, you can utilize a combination of mint, parsley, dill, cilantro, or basil.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Cuisine: Mediterranean