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Summer Couscous Salad

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It is officially summer when corn is in season. Top that with some tomato, basil and avocado and you have hit jackpot.This salad can be served hot, room temp, or cold and is the perfect side to any BBQ. Bring the leftovers for a kick butt work lunch. Make everyone in the break room drool.

Make the dressing:

Cook the couscous:

Cook the corn:

Cut up avocado and tomato:

Cut up corn:

Couscous finished:

Add corn and tomatoes:

All Finished:

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Summer Couscous Salad
Author: Meagan {I Eat Therefore I Cook}
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Serves: 4
Israeli Couscous tossed with a citrus dressing, fresh corn, tomato, avocado and basil.
  • 1 cup Israeli couscous
  • 1 TSP Pepper
  • 1 TSP Garlic Powder
  • 1 1/2 cup Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 20 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 avocado
  • 2 ears of corn, shucked and cleaned
  • 1/2 cup basil
  • 2 Clementine Oranges
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 1/2 TBSP Rice Wine Vinegar
  • 1 1/2 TBSP Olive Oil
  • 1 1/2 TBSP Dijon Mustard
  1. Add water to a large pot over high heat. Bring to a boil and then add corn. Cook until tender, about 10-12 min. Remove from water and let cool.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small pan, add 1 1/2 cup of chicken broth, pepper and garlic powder. Bring to a boil and add couscous. Cover and lower heat to low and let simmer until al dente, about 12 minutes.
  3. Make dressing. In a small bowl, squeeze juice out of lemon and clementines. Add vinegar, oil and mustard. Whisk together until evenly combined. Set aside.
  4. Halve cherry tomatoes, slice avocado into cubes and roughly chop basil. Hold corn upright and run a large knife down the side to remove corn kernels.
  5. Add corn,tomatoes, basil,avocado and dressing to couscous. Mix until combined. Either serve or refrigerate and serve cold.


2 Responses to Summer Couscous Salad

  1. Stephanie says:

    Wow! I made this salad this evening for dinner, and it was super simple and really delicious. Great recipe!

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