This is a super easy, delicious salad. I found it last year but forgot about it until I was going through some stuff today. Super easy to make and even my non-healthy eating hubby likes it! It definitely reminds me of all summer should be, light with fresh veggies and mint. It comes together quickly and doesn't hang around my house long! If you've never made couscous, it's so easy! I boil 1 C. of water with about a tsp. of salt and butter. Remove from heat, quickly stir in the couscous and cover it. Let it sit for about 5 minutes and it's done!
1 1/2 pints cherry tomatoes, halved
1 english cucumber, diced
Juice from 1 lemon
3 tsp. salt
1 C. couscous
Zest from 1 lemon
1/4 C. extra virgin olive oil
1/2 C. mint leaves, chopped
1/2 C. parsley, chopped
3 scallions, diced
1/2 C. toasted pine nuts
- Put tomatoes, cucumber and lemon juice in a medium bowl with 2 tsp. of salt. Set aside.
- Cook couscous according to directions. Fluff it with a fork.
- Once the couscous is cooled down, add to the tomato mixture.
- Add the remaining ingredients and stir well.
Serve it cold and store any leftovers in the fridge. I wish I could tell you how well it holds up but it's usually gone in a couple of days.