Thursday, September 23, 2010
My Favorite Salad
We eat a lot of salads in the summer - they're the perfect hot day meal - cool, crisp, and don't generally require the use of the oven. Not to mention, we get A LOT of greens from our CSA (more on that here). As summer winds down and salad season turns into soup season, I've been taking advantage of those last few hot days. And while my kids are perfectly happy to eat lettuce without much else on it, my husband requires something slightly more hearty. This Mediterranean Couscous Salad is perfect. It's substantial enough to be filling and it's delicious!! It's my favorite go-to salad.
First you need to prepare your couscous.
Bring 2 cups of vegetable or chicken broth to a boil. Stir in 1 cup of couscous (I use whole wheat couscous but regular works just as well). Cover, remove from heat, and let stand for 5 minutes.
While your couscous is resting, chop 1 can of olives, 1 bunch green onions, and 1 block feta cheese (about 6 oz.).
Stir in your prepared couscous (all of the liquid should have been absorbed).
Serve over chopped greens (lettuce, spinach, chard, cabbage or any combination of these). Drizzle with a little oil and vinegar or your favorite Italian dressing. And enjoy - simple, fast, and delicious - my favorite kind of cooking!!