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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Couscous Cucumber Feta Salad...

73 degrees - 5:22pm - blue sky and sunshine...

My sister recently went on a rafting and camping trip with some friends and came back with this wonderful new recipe.  I have never had couscous before but as she was explaining what all went into the salad, it sounded fairly quick, easy and healthy.

So on our last trip to the beach my sister made this salad for our Saturday potluck dinner.  Wow!  This salad packs a ton of flavor, and it’s really summery and refreshing.  This dish is easy to put together, and incredibly tasty.  We’ll definitely be making this salad again and again!

 ~ Couscous Cucumber Feta Salad ~
2 boxes flavored Couscous (garlic, herb or parmesan) cooked
1 onion, chopped
1 tomato, chopped
1 large cucumber, peeled, seeded and finely chopped
1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained (*optional)
1 red bell pepper, finely chopped (*optional)
¼ cup thinly sliced green onions (*optional)
1 cup crumbled Feta Cheese
¼ cup Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
3 Tbsp White Vinegar
Salt & Pepper

In a large bowl, toss all the ingredients with the olive oil and white vinegar, to taste.  (*Optional items are listed because I have now had this yummy salad with and without these extras.  Either way, the salad is still delicious!)

Refrigerate and serve cold.  Hope you enjoy this salad as much as we do!


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