Monday, August 05, 2013

Couscous Salad with Balsamic and Basil

...because you asked.


John usually makes this quick salad, but since he doesn't measure anything, here's my best attempt to duplicate his delicious version. 

-2 cups dry couscous, prepared according to package directions
-1 large white onion, chopped
- about 6 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
- 2 tomatoes, diced in small pieces
-at least 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped or cut chiffonade, more to taste
-olive oil
-balsamic vinegar (2+ tablespoons?)
-salt (1/2 - 1 tsp.?) and freshly ground pepper (1/4- 1/2 tsp.?)

Saute onion in a tablespoon or so of olive oil until translucent and fairly soft and then add the minced or pressed garlic.  Cook over medium-low heat for a couple of minutes to cook and sweeten garlic.  Fluff cooked couscous and stir in the onion, garlic, tomatoes, and basil.  Whisk a bit of olive oil and a couple tablespoons of balsamic vinegar in a small bowl and then stir into the couscous, mixing thoroughly.  Add salt, pepper, and more vinegar, to taste.

Best eaten at any temperature.  :)


Anonymous said...

Yay! I was hoping this recipe would be on here. I've been craving it. :)

- Debaroo

Abigail said...

Good! Told you it was easy...