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Tunisian Couscous Salad Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Joni Nawrocki
Added: Saturday, November 22, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
3 medium red bell peppers
10 ounces instant couscous (about 1 1/2 cups)
Salt
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon ground cumin
Pinch of cayenne pepper
Freshly ground black pepper
1 pound ripe beefsteak tomatoes--peeled, seeded and cut into 1/2 -inch dice
1 large seedless cucumber, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch dice
1/2 cup Moroccan or other small, oil-cured black olives, pitted and coarsely chopped
2 scallions, white and tender green, minced
1 large garlic clove, minced
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Directions:
Directions:
Roast the bell peppers over a gas flame or under a broiler, turning, until charred all over. Transfer the peppers to a paper bag and let steam for 10 minutes. Remove the skin, cores, seeds, and ribs and cut the peppers into 1/2-inch dice.

In a saucepan, bring 2 1/4 cups of water to a boil. Stir in the couscous and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cover and let stand until tender, about 5 minutes. In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, lemon juice, cumin, and cayenne and season with salt and pepper.

Fluff the couscous with a fork. Add the roasted peppers, tomatoes, cucumber, olives, scallions and garlic. Pour the dressing over the couscous and toss to combine. Let stand at room temperature for at least 1 hour or up to 4 hours. Just before serving, stir in the parsley.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
8 to 10
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is a great side dish that goes well with fish or chicken.

 

 

 

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