Mediterranean Couscous Salad

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I did a radio interview the other day and the host was a super nice guy and it was a fun interview, but he made a comment about me eating bunny food.

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So … um … I … um … I just want to know … what’s wrong with bunny food?

Especially when it’s in this amazing Mediterranean Couscous Salad! 🙂

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Bunny Food Rocks!

Easy to make and full of nutrition, this Mediterranean Couscous Salad (chock-full of delicious bunny food) is a super quick meal and works great as a packed lunch.

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Gluten-Free Couscous Salad

If you’d like this dish to be gluten-free, you can use gluten-free couscous or quinoa or brown rice, but note that these options require more seasonings than regular couscous. When you are done preparing this dish, you’ll want to add more seasonings to taste.

couscous-salad

Mediterranean Couscous Salad

An easy and healthy salad for your summertime produce.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course, Salad
YIELD 6 servings
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Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups uncooked couscous - scant, Use gluten-free couscous or quinoa if desired, but note that both require more seasonings than regular couscous. When you are done preparing this dish, you'll want to add more seasonings to taste.
  • 1 1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3/8 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup chopped, fresh parsley
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons granulated onion
  • 3/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 large sweet onion, minced
  • 2/3 cups chopped artichoke hearts
  • 3/4 cup sliced olives - (I like these tree-ripened olives.)
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 1/2 cups diced cucumber

Instructions

  • Place couscous in medium pan or dish that has a lid. Stir in boiling water. Cover and allow to sit in warm place for 10 minutes. Remove lid and fluff with a fork.
  • Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl, stir together dressing ingredients (oil through salt).
  • Stir in onion, artichoke hearts, and olives.
  • Stir in couscous taking care to mix well so all of couscous is seasoned evenly.
  • Chill.
  • Immediately before serving, stir in tomato and cucumber.

Notes

To make this salad more filling, add some garbanzos or avocados .. or both.

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9 Comments

  1. I served this salad at a party last night. I did add garbanzo beans. Guests noticed that the couscous was moist! Great dressing! It was a hit!

  2. I started eating your food when I saw it on 3abn reruns. I thank God they played those older shows. Now that you have this site I can glean all I can.

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