I just love summer! If you are like me you will be attending or hosting lots of cookouts/picnics with family and friends. This salad is the perfect side dish for summer! It can be prepared in 7 minutes and tastes wonderful. The cilantro, red pepper and green onion combined with the light texture of the couscous is super. If you have never had couscous please give this recipe a try! Couscous is so much fun and even easier to make than boiling pasta! Just heat your water to boiling, add your couscous, pop a lid on the pot, turn off the heat and wait 5 minutes. Easy, easy, easy :)
Cilantro Couscous Salad Source: Good Cheap Eats
1 cup couscous (measured before cooking)
1 1/4 cup hot water or chicken broth
2 Tablespoons lime juice
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 cup garbanzo beans (I used great white northern beans)1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1/4 cup chopped green onion
salt & pepper to taste
1. Heat the water or chicken broth to boiling.
2. Add the couscous and stir to combine. Cover the dish completely with a lid or plate to allow it to “cook”. Let sit for 5 minutes. Remove the lid and fluff couscous with a fork.
3. Add the remaining ingredients and season with salt and pepper.
4. Toss the ingredients lightly to combine.