12.17.2008

israeli/pearl couscous salad

ingredients (serves 4): *
1 cup israeli couscous
8 oz. cherry tomatoes
1/2 cup basil leaves (+ some to garnish salad)
2 Tbs. shallots
3 Tbs. balsamic vinegar
1 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil
3/4 tsp. fresh ground pepper
*I added some mozzarella cheese, because cheese is really yummy.

directions:
toast couscous in a pan, in a circular motion, about 7 minutes. meanwhile bring (about 2 cups) water to boil. add couscous to boiling water, cook until tender, about 6 minutes. rinse in cold water. mix all well, let sit for at least 15 at room temperature or up to an hour. garnish with basil.

1 comment:

Peggy said...

I've got to try this one too, if I can find Israeli Couscous. It looks delightful.