Lemon Cucumber Couscous Salad. A quick & easy flavourful side dish or a light vegetarian lunch all on its own.
Here’s a good basic recipe for a tasty vegetarian lunch or delicious side dish. We often add to this recipe to create different versions by adding such ingredients as crumbled feta cheese, minced chili peppers, olives or toasted almonds.
Raisins, bell peppers, dried cranberries all work well too. Also try using using orange instead of lemon; your imagination will yield plenty of possibilities.
We found this coloured couscous which added even more visual pop to this colorful salad. Plain or instant couscous will be just as good in this recipe. Larger grained Israeli couscous is also excellent.
This would make a terrific side dish at a summer barbecue as well as being a welcome addition to any pot luck buffet table.
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- zest of one large or two small lemons Finely grated
- Juice of one large or two small lemons
- 3/4 cup chopped cucumber
- 1/2 cup finely diced red onion
- 1 clove minced garlic
- salt and pepper to season
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 3 cups cooked couscous
Toss together all of the ingredients
When well combined, chill for at least an hour before serving.
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