Friday, April 07, 2006

Couscous Salad

I am headed out to the desert today and packing up some food for picnics and BBQs to take along wtih us. Along with tortilla one of the staples I never go without is a good couscous salad- make it the night before and you will have a simple, delicios easy to eat dish to take along with you. You can even use wholewheat couscous to make it more healthy!

Couscous Salad

8oz couscous
1 firm cucumber (finely diced)
3 firm tomatoes (finely diced)
½ small red onion, (finely diced)
½ jar of olives (cut in half)
5 sun dried tomatoes
Small handful of walnut pieces
5 artichoke hearts, roughly chopped
3 oz brie, chopped finely into small pieces
2Tbsp Olive oil
1 tbsp Balsamic vinegar
½ tsp lemon juice
salt and pepper


1, Place the couscous in a bowl with the cucumber, tomatoes, red onion, olives, sun dried tomatoes, walnuts, artichoke hearts and brie. Gently mix so that the ingredients are well interspersed. Make sure you add all the juices lots from the tomatoes and cucumber when chopping them. Also add a little of the sun dried tomato oil.

2, Stir in the oil, vinegar and lemon juice. Season to taste. Leave the couscous over night to soak up all the juices. Simple as that!!!

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