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Couscous Salad with Olives and Feta Cheese

Posted on | August 17, 2010 | 6 Comments

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Couscous is a nice change of pace from rice or pasta plus it’s easy to make. Here I combine it with a simple dressing and some vegetables for a vegetarian entree.

Ingredients

2/3 cup couscous
2 cups boiling water
1 cup chopped seeded cucumber
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/2 cup sliced pitted Kalamata or other black, brine-cured olives
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1/4 cup; chopped fresh parsley
1/4 cup Safeway SELECT Verdi Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 cup crumbled feta cheese
Butter lettuce

Instructions
1. Place couscous in large bowl. Pour boiling water over. Stir briefly. Let stand until couscous is soft and water is absorbed, about 10 minutes. Fluff with fork.
2. Add cucumber, bell pepper, olives, red onion and parsley to couscous; toss gently.
3. Mix in oil, lemon juice, lime juice and feta cheese. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
4. Serve salad atop bed of butter lettuce.

This recipe is provided by Rosangela at Seattle Catering.

Thanks to Beth for hosting another Wanderfood Wednesday.

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6 Responses to “Couscous Salad with Olives and Feta Cheese”

  1. Stephanie (Food Freeway)
    August 18th, 2010 @ 9:36 am

    Oh yum! Couscous isn’t something you see paired along with olives and feta very often, but I think it sounds (and looks!) like a great combination! Thank you so much for the recipe! 🙂

  2. Jen
    August 18th, 2010 @ 10:39 am

    Do you serve it chilled? We love couscous but haven’t tried it chilled. It looks so yummy!

  3. rosangela
    August 18th, 2010 @ 12:10 pm

    yes you eat this salad cold.

  4. Debi Lander
    August 18th, 2010 @ 1:14 pm

    The photo looks good enough to eat.

  5. Marina K. Villatoro
    August 19th, 2010 @ 7:30 am

    That sounds so yummy!

  6. Wanderluster
    August 20th, 2010 @ 9:45 am

    I love the simplicity of couscous. Great summer recipe!

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