Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Greek Couscous


                      If you have been reading this blog for awhile you know it's no secret that
                   I'am a huge fan of Greek food. This salad is so fresh and delicious. A perfect
                         Summer meal. Light and extremely good for you. My kind of meal.  
                          I like simple easy meals in this hot weather. You can add anything
                               to this couscous that you'd like and remember the more feta
                                    the better. Go get your veggies and have a great meal.

                                                                    Greek Couscous

                                   3 cups couscous
                                   3 cups vegetable broth
                                   1 container cherry tomatoes, cut in half
                                   1 English cucumber, sliced
                                   1/2 red onion, diced
                                   1 container crumbled feta
                                   corn off of two cobs
                                   1 to 2 garlic cloves, minced
                                    black olives, optional.
                                    2 lemons, juiced
                                    salt and pepper
                                    fresh basil

                     1) Heat broth on stovetop and add salt. Cook until boiling.
                     Add the couscous and stir. Let it sit for about 4 to 5 minutes and than
                     fluff with a fork and add lemon juice.
                     2) Put couscous in a large serving bowl and add vegetables and feta.
                     Season to your liking and serve.


               
                         

54 comments:

  1. I make this all the time but never thought to add corn! Will do that this weekend!

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  2. LOVE couscous!! Will certainly try your Greek version.

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  3. I am always on the lookout for refreshing simple meals this time of year. This looks super yummy!

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  4. I am a huge fan of couscous and this sounds delicious!

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  5. Oh dang this looks perfect Val! I need something summery up here in Seattle. We're hitting a high of 75 (oohhh, heatwave! -> sarcasm) but maybe this will make it feel like summer - its so light and fresh!

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  6. This is like perfection to me. I love anything Greek!

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  7. Just yesterday I was thinking...I haven't made a couscous for awhile. (Sometimes you read my mind Val.) I'll have mine with black olives!
    ~Lynne
    w/L.

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  8. YUM! I am making this tonight - looks delish!!

    fashionable footprints

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  9. I love dishes like this!! Great recipe :D

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  10. OH' MY YUM! I adore couscous, so I have to try this recipe. Your amazing. hugs, jen

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  11. I love meals that don't leave me laying on the couch, thinking "why did I just eat that?!" This looks so light and refreshing!

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  12. Oh yum!! I LOVE couscous! I have a delicious recipe that I'll be posting soon with black beans, corn, and cilantro. SO fresh and tasty too! I'll absolutely make this one soon though. Love me some feta :)

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  13. I love salads like this! perfect for summer, you are so right. Yummy!

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  14. i love greek food & I'm definitely starting to like couscous a lot! I'm going to have to try this!

    xo Jackie
    ...livingaftermidnite

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  15. I have been looking for a good Couscous recipe. Thanks for sharing Val!

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  16. Yummy, I'd love a big bowl of this for lunch right now!

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  17. I will pretty much make excuses to eat feta...so good. This looks refreshing and delicious

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  18. so you must be a mind reader because my bf just said how he wanted me to make him a greek salad, and some how incorporate or use couscous....and then VOILA you post a recipe that is JUST THAT!! uh-mazing.


    <3Amanda
    feast.fashion.faves
    SHUNTLA ARMPARTY GIVEAWAY!

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  19. We love couscous at our house and this salad sounds so light and refreshing! Definitely perfect for summer! :-)
    Vanessa

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  20. I just bought couscous and had no idea what to with it! I'm going to have to try this salad.

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  21. Your say creative. I don;t know how you think of these things

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  22. I've never had couscous but your salad looks really good.

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  23. This looks so yummy. I frequently use couscous and love greek flavored things. I'm making this.

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  24. This looks fabulous! Love the salad tongs, too :)

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  25. Perfect for a healthy lunch! I love your pictures by the way.

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  26. What is this COUSCOUS????? looks amazing!!!

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  27. Are you cooking back east? Of COURSE you are :)

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  28. That looks delish but I'm eye-balling your last entry... baked mozza?! I'm sold already...

    A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

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  29. oh my gosh, that sounds delicious! i love greek flavors - so bright and fresh!

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  30. I am in love with Greek food. I mean, I love my husband, but I crave Greek food almost every minute. It's an obsession. I love this.

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  31. So pretty and delicious! This is really healthy Val, and it's gluten-free. I just dropped the cheese and made it dairy-free as well. Forgot the olives and onions, so I'm adding that now. It'll be in Mike's lunch. Great idea. Thanks so much. You are so pretty dear, inside and out. Your family is very blessed to have you in their lives.

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  32. I just realized that I forgot to say I made it gluten-free by using quinoa rather than couscous since I don't eat wheat any longer. It is just as delicious and pretty as yours. I'm glad to know I can make substitutions and still have the same great tasting dishes you whip together!

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  33. I love this recipe! I am pinning this and hope to remember to make it sometime!~ THanks for sharing miss awesome cook!

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  34. Yummy! I'm so loving Greek food lately. :)

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  35. Oh my, this is pinned! Thank you!
    XO
    Kristin
    My uncommon slice of suburbia
    (can't log into google sorry)

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  36. I love couscous but have always heard it's tricky to make. I order when we are out! This sounds and looks so good...I can almost taste the feta and all the summer veggies!!

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  37. This looks so good! I'm definitely going to try this :)

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  38. MMMM the food so good they named it twice! We haven't made cous cous in a while, but I think I'll suggest we make that for dinner tonight!

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  39. I love Greek salad and this looks even better ;-)

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  40. couscous is one of my favorite side dishes and there are so many variations you can do with couscous, it is a great simple ingredient you can spruce up any which way you like

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  41. Greek food is one of my absolute favorites too! This is so perfect for summer!

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  42. Woow that looks so delicious. thank you for the recipe. i will definitely save and try!

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  43. I made Moroccan couscous just yesterday, It was very nice. Next time I should try this one.

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  44. More feta definitely makes things better. This looks soooo yummy!

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  45. This looks like something I would stick a big spoon into and put in my favorite reality show and enjoy! I will be making this really soon ;)

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  46. This looks like the perfect summer dish!!

    Jayme & Mendi @ HLNC

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  47. This recipe sounds tasty! I have made a couple of couscous dishes and found them a bit bland. I like the flavors in this one.

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