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How to Make a Cold Couscous Salad (Really Slow) [Oct. 17th, 2015|03:06 pm]
susan smitten

Want to know how I made this couscous? I've written about it before, but this time, I'll show you.

Start by chopping a cucumber and a cup of tomatoes. Put them in a container. Or a baggie... I used to use a container, but at some point in history, it became a baggie.

Jog over to the window to cut down some mint. Avoid stepping on a piece of glass broken by cats that might be nestled in the carpet. If you require supervision, ask a ginger cat to observe.

You'll also need some olive oil, lemons, oregano, and a cup of dry couscous. And salt and pepper ~ these are crucial.

Toss everything together, and refrigerate for around 24 hours. You'll want the mixture to be wet enough for the couscous to absorb the liquid, so add maybe a half a cup of water if the lemon juice doesn't cover it. The tomatoes and cucumbers will provide some liquid, too.

The result is delightful. The couscous is perfectly seasoned, and not too soft or mushy. I usually add more salt and pepper at the end. In the first picture, avocado has been added. I tossed a creamy, ripe avocado in lemon juice before tossing it with the couscous salad. Because I really, really, really like lemons. Enjoy!

This entry has been dedicated to mrputter, mcgillianaire, beaglebot, et al.

[User Picture]From: mplsindygirl
2015-10-17 03:45 pm (UTC)
That looks delicious!
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[User Picture]From: inspirethoughts
2015-10-17 08:23 pm (UTC)
Looks yummy and recipe is so simple...will definitely try it. Liked your sub-note "very slow"... :P
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[User Picture]From: slfcllednowhere
2015-10-18 05:49 am (UTC)
I have a box of couscous I've been needing some motivation to make! Will have to try this.
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[User Picture]From: mcgillianaire
2015-10-19 04:01 pm (UTC)
Wow! Thanks so much for posting this. There were a couple more steps than I had anticipated from your previous entry, so I'm glad you set it all out. Even so, it's still so simple. And looks absolutely de-lish. Brilliant captions too! And like the poster ^, I've got a box of couscous that's been waiting for a bit of inspiration.
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[User Picture]From: mcgillianaire
2015-10-30 07:13 am (UTC)

Ta-da! Thanks so much again for posting this. I added avocado to mine as well and I am hoping to experiment a bit more with other ingredients next time. Super tasty and very filling.

Edited at 2015-10-30 07:16 am (UTC)
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