Couscous Vegetable Salad

This is a complete protein dish without ANY meat… ~enjoy!


This is one of my favorite salads – my original recipe!

Couscous Vegetable Salad
Yield: 6 – 8 side dish servings

1 cup dry couscous
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
¼ c onion, small diced
2 cups water / broth (chicken or vegetable)
1/3 c frozen green peas
1/3 c frozen whole kernel corn
1 carrot, peeled and small diced
1 tsp minced fresh rosemary (1/2 tsp dried)
¼ tsp garlic powder
1 – 15 oz can black beans, well rinsed and drained
1 – 15 oz can white beans, well rinsed and drained
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp Balsamic vinegar
S & P TT (to taste)

Place couscous in mixing bowl. Add pepper and onion to bowl. Bring water or broth to a boil and pour over mix, do not stir and cover for 5-7 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Place peas, corn and carrot in a microwave safe bowl and thaw / partially cook on high power for 2 minutes. Remove, add rosemary and garlic powder. Add vegetable mix with both cans of beans to the couscous mix and fluff with a fork. Add oil and vinegar, stirring gently. Adjust seasoning. Serve warm or cold.


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