Minted Couscous Salad

This is my signature dish, the one that I have served to everyone I know. Many years ago, I entered it into a local recipe contest. It won first place in the salad division. Unfortunately, I don't have any photos.

Minted Couscous Salad

1 10 oz box couscous
2 Cups boiling water
1 cucumber,peeled, seeded and chopped
1 19 oz can chick peas
8 oz feta cheese, crumbled
2 tomatoes, diced
3 green onions, sliced
1/2 Cup parsley, chopped
1/2 Cup black olives
1/4 Cup chopped fresh mint (or dried equivalent)
1/3 Cup olive oil
3 Tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Pour boiling water over couscous in a large bowl; cover and let stand 30 minutes until water is absorbed. Add remaining ingredients. In a small bowl mix ingredients for dressing. Pour over salad and refrigerate for a few hours. six servings

I posted a bunch of couscous recipes at Couscous Corner. I made the website a long time ago. I don't know the login, so I can't update the email address or website.
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  1. Sounds like Tabouleh, which I love and make whenever I can!

  2. OK... I have always been a little afraid for couscous, I don't know why, I have friends who love it. THis may be something to try for sure.

  3. I've never done a lot of couscous,, but this sounds yummy!!

  4. Wow, this is definitely very unique. Sounds great. I do love couscous and miss it. It's been awhile!

  5. This sounds super yummy. Thanks for adding me to your Blogging Lisa's List.

  6. thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting! your blog is gorgeous! i love the design and now i am feeling like i need to do a total revamping of mine :)

  7. This sounds great and is even more tempting, knowing that the recipe won FIRST PRIZE. We are honored you are sharing it with us!! Thanks again for join us, for TMTT.

  8. Sounds delicious, Lisa! Thanks!


    Sheila :-)

  9. Hello!This sounds super super Yummy!Thank yoy for your for stopping by my blog and commenting!