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Israeli Couscous with tomato, cucumbers, feta and mint

I love couscous! Recently at the store I came across Israeli couscous, while I have eaten it as restaurants but have never prepared it myself. I found a great and easy recipe on Fine Cooking to try. The couscous was easy to prepare but think it might be easier to toast it in the oven rather than a skillet. Even my largest skillet didn't seem quite big enough. While I cooked the couscous, I prepped the rest of the ingredients. The original recipe only called for cucumbers but I had some cherry tomatoes on hand, so I threw those in as well. The salad was light, delicious and full of flavor. I definitely will keep Israeli couscous on hand for easy salads.

Israeli Couscous with tomato, cucumbers, feta and mint

Israeli Couscous with tomato, cucumbers, feta and mint

Israeli Couscous with tomato, cucumbers, feta and mint

Ingredients

  1. Kosher salt
  2. 1 cup Israeli couscous
  3. 1 medium English cucumber, peeled and finely diced (2 cups)
  4. 1 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  5. 1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh spearmint or pineapple mint leaves; additional sprigs for garnish
  6. 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  7. 2 Tbs. fresh lemon juice; more as needed
  8. 1 tsp. finely grated lemon zest
  9. Freshly ground black pepper
  10. 1 cup small-diced feta cheese

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, bring 2 quarts well-salted water to a boil.
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium skillet over medium heat, toast the couscous, stirring frequently, until golden-brown, about 7 minutes.
  3. Cook the couscous in the boiling water until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold running water until cool. Pour the couscous into a large mixing bowl. Stir in the cucumber, tomatoes, and mint.
  4. In a small bowl, mix the oil, lemon juice and zest, 3/4 tsp. salt, and 1/4 tsp. pepper. Stir in the feta. Add the feta mixture to the couscous, season to taste with salt, pepper, and lemon juice, and mix well. Transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with the mint sprigs.
  5. Serves 4 to 6.

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This looks so good! Maybe I will make if for the BBQ I'm having this weekend.
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