Sunday, May 13, 2007

May 13, 2007 - New Salad Creation

What I love most about cooking is throwing things together, experimenting with flavors, and tasting what I've created (and of course seeing Jon's reaction!).

Today we went to my parents' house for lunch - burgers on the BBQ. I offered to bring a salad, and wanted to make something different from my usual pasta or potato salad - something light and summery and with lots of veggies. I looked at a few cous cous recipes and made one of my own, which I guess I'll call Cous Cous Vegetable Salad (creative, huh?). Here is the recipe:

1 box cous cous
1 zucchini
2 vine ripened tomatoes
3 green onions
1 handful chopped fresh parsley
4 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp lemon juice
salt, pepper, garlic powder

1. Cook cous cous according to package directions; move to a large mixing bowl and add olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and garlic powder (to taste)
2. Chop zucchini, green onions and tomatoes into small pieces. Add to cous cous and toss.
3. Add parsley. Adjust oil and spices if needed
4. Let chill 4 hours before serving

It was really good, but I think I'll make some changes next time - more olive oil, fresh basil, chic peas, and some garlic would complete this salad. Jon wasn't crazy about it, but he's not a cous cous fan. My mom, dad, and sister all loved it, but agreed that more olive oil would make it a lot better.

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  1. Seriously, couscous is the perfect salad maker to use with leftovers!