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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

couscous salad for lunch

Here's an easy dish that gets you some vegetables, grain and protein and it tastes pretty good. I think its great as a snack or to take to work for lunch but it also makes a great side dish with dinner. Keep in mind that you can add or subtract herbs and vegetables(or add fruit) as you like.

1 cup couscous or Israeli couscous
1 medium tomato chopped
1 cucumber seeded and chopped
1 can chick peas rinsed and drained
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1-2 tablespoons cilantro chopped
1 tablespoon lime or lemon juice
1-2 tsp ground cumin

First cook the couscous. Its pretty simple and you can follow the ingredients on the package, or, take 1 cup couscous, place in a large bowl, then add 1 cup boiling water and let stand 10 minutes. Then fluff with fork. Done! Add the remaining ingredients along with salt and pepper to your taste. That's it! Enjoy.

Lou Friedman

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