Oct 7, 2005

Summer Couscous Salad

This one is for Whitney. I gave her the ingredients list of the last version of this salad when I made it, but here is the "official" recipe.

Summer Couscous Salad With Heirloom Tomatoes
Serves 6-8

1 1/2 cups whole wheat couscous
2 1/2 cups chicken broth
2 tablespoons dried basil
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar
3 cups chopped heirloom tomatoes (or halved cherry or grape tomatoes)
1 15-oz. can of garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained

1. In a medium saucepan, bring the chicken broth to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in the couscous. Cover and let sit for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.
2. In a large bowl, combine the basil, parsley, olive oil, salt, pepper, lemon juice and balsamic vinegar, and stir with a whisk.
3. Add the couscous, tomatoes and garbanzo beans to the dressing and toss. Taste and add more salt and balsamic vinegar to taste.

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