Wednesday, 19 September 2007

Couscous Salad

I bet you know how it feels to make a list of big plans but you end up doing close to nothing on your list of things to do. Well, i hope i'm not the only one! Anyway, i had a long list of things that i wanted to experiment with in the kitchen this weekend but ended up doing nothing *hehe*

I ate out most of the weekend except for dinner on Sunday.Somehow, i don't like going out on Sunday nights. I just like to wind down and just kinda mentally prepare myself for a busy week ahead. I just wanted to make something really simple and quick for my sister and me before America's Next Top Model came on tv. I looked into my fridge and saw a punnet of cherry tomatoes that i totally forgot i had in the fridge.What interesting dish can i make with it i mused? A couscous salad with lots of vegetables and feta cheese was the answer! I ended up making a simple couscous salad which let me tell you, is so easy and quick. I created my own dressing to cater to my own palate.


1 cup couscous
1 cup cucumber(diced)
1 cup cherry tomatoes( cut into halves)
Half an onion (cut into rings)
1/2 cup feta cheese

1/4 cup olive oil
2 tbs balsamic vineger
1 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp cracked pepper
1/2 tsp mint sauce
pinch of salt
pinch of sugar


1. Cook the couscous according to the directions behind the box.
2. Cut up the onions, cucumber, tomatoes and feta cheese.
3. Once couscous is cool, add all the ingredients for the dressing and mix.

Serves 2

Note-If you're tired from work and just want something quick try this! For health conscious people, you can substitute normal couscous with whole wheat couscous.


Cynthia said...

I love couscous salad and the many variations. Don't you think it is always pretty too?

culinaryprincess said...

Hieee cynthia!! thanx for dropping by..I'm one of ur BIGGEST fans!I'm ecstatic that u read my blog!

Jun said...

haha with the amount of things in ur fridge, i'm surprised u managed to find a punnet of tomatoes ;p