Israeli Couscous Summer Salad

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Do you love Israeli couscous as much as I do?!  I can’t be stopped.  It’s not technically part of #EatCleanAugust since it’s processed (and for those of you who are avoiding gluten it’s a no-go!), but the month is almost over and we’ll need some healthy recipes to ease us into incorporating some lightly processed foods into our diets.  And I couldn’t imagine a better one to start with.  Light, Summer-y, full of flavor and texture- this salad is a dream, I promise you’ll love it!  xx- Sarah

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Israeli Cous Cous Summer Salad

Israeli Cous Cous Summer Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Israeli couscous
  • 2 cups green beans, chopped and ends removed
  • 1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • juice of 1 orange
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt + more to taste
  • fresh cracked pepper
  • 1/4 cup almonds, rough chopped
  • 1/2 cup mint, rough chopped

Instructions

  • Bring 1 1/4 cups of lightly salted water to a boil.
  • Add 1 cup Israeli couscous to water and simmer for 8-11 minutes or until all water is absorbed and couscous is soft and chewy.
  • Bring a medium pot of water to boil and add green beans, cooking for 3 minutes until bright green and tender.
  • Using a fine mesh strainer thoroughly rinse couscous and add to a medium serving bowl with green beans.
  • Place couscous and green beans in refrigerator for 10 minutes to chill.
  • In a small mixing bowl combine garlic, olive oil, red wine vinegar, 1/4 teaspoon salt, juice of 1 orange with a round of fresh cracked pepper to taste.
  • Combine couscous with tomatoes, mint, almonds and dressing to your preference. Add an additional 1/4 teaspoon of salt and mix well.
  • Let salad chill if possible to absorb the flavors of the mint and dressing.
  • Sprinkle with Maldon or another finishing salt before serving.
http://ahouseinthehills.com/2014/08/27/israeli-cous-cous-summer-salad/

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  1. jensen|

    I’ve been craving all the salads lately and feeling so uninspired by them. But this, this is right up my alley.

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    • Sarah Yates|

      Awe, is Summer drawing to an end where you are? We’ve got a couple more months of it ahead! You’ll have to keep this recipe in the books for next year! And I’ll come up with a cool weather Israeli couscous recipe for you! :)

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  2. Kiki|

    I was never really into couscous until very recently and now, of course, I can’t get enough of the stuff. I’ll give this recipe a go. It looks delish.

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