Tasteful Recipe: Couscous with Zucchini Salad

Tasteful Recipe: Couscous with Zucchini Salad

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Couscous With Zucchini Salad
Serves 4-6


2 1/2 cups spring water
2 1/2 cups couscous
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup rice wine vinegar
1/2 tablespoons ground cumin
2 cups zucchini, finely chopped
1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup bell pepper, color of your choice, finely chopped
2 tablespoons fresh mint, finely chopped
Salt and pepper to taste



  • Bring the spring water to a boil in a large saucepan.
  • Remove from heat. Stir in couscous. Cover and let sit five minutes. Do not overheat!
  • Remove lid and fluff well with a fork.
  • Add olive oil and fluff again, mixing well.
  • Whisk rice wine vinegar and ground cumin in a small bowl, add to couscous and fluff again.
  • Gently stir in remaining ingredients with a fork and combine well.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve at room temperature or chilled.
  • Enjoy!



Chef’s notes: Recipe can be prepared up to three days in advance and refrigerated.


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