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Recipe of The Day: Veggie Couscous Salad

Happy Thursday. Just one day until it is finally the weekend. I’m going out of town to see some friends so it will be a nice little getaway!

Recently, I made a veggie dish and left out a few ingredients since I forgot to purchase them so I improvised. I had gotten the recipe from the cooking channel’s show, Dinner at Tiffani’s. Aka Tiffani Thiessen aka Kelly Kapowski. My favorite 90s icon. Anyways, I’ll post the recipe below with all of the ingredients.

The few ingredients I left out were mint and feta. I also didn’t get to grill the peppers and zucchini but I baked them instead. Still totally delicious though!

What you’ll need:

  • 2 tablespoons plus 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups of Israeli couscous
  • 3 small zucchini, sliced lengthwise into planks
  • 1 orange bell pepper, cored and quartered
  • 1 red bell pepper (same process)
  • 1 yellow bell pepper (same process)
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • Kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups of crumbled feta
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh mint

Heat the 2 tablespoons olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the couscous and toast until golden brown. Add 1 1/2 cups water, bring to boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer until all of the liquid is absorbed, about 12 minutes. Fluff with fork to separate grains. Set aside.

Prepare a grill for medium heat. Toss the zucchini and peppers with vegetable oil and some salt and pepper. Grill the vegetables, flipping occasionally until just tender and lightly charred about 20 minutes. (Instead of grilling, I had baked them for around 20 minutes at 375). Remove from grill and when cool enough, cut into 1 inch pieces. Mixed grilled vegetables with couscous.

In a bowl, whisk together the lemon juice and remaining 3 tablespoons of olive oil. Toss the lemon vinaigrette, feta and mint with couscous salad. Season with salt and pepper.

There ya have it. Super easy recipe to follow and really delicious. I love finding new recipes to try even though I had to put a twist on this one! Let me know if you make it and what you think. Have a great day!

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