- Course: Side Dish
- Skill Level: Easy
- Cost: Inexpensive
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Couscous is a tiny pasta shape made from wheat and semolina. It is popular in the cooking of North Africa. This simple but pretty salad is a lovely accompaniment to simple summer fare.
- 1 cup couscous
- 1½ cups boiling water
- ¼ cup finely chopped carrot
- ¼ cup finely chopped celery
- ¼ cup finely chopped green pepper
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped scallions
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
- 6 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 small garlic clove, crushed
- ½ teaspoon salt, or to taste
- Generous grinding of black pepper
1. Place the couscous in a medium bowl; add the boiling water; cover and let stand until all the water is absorbed and mixture has cooled slightly, about 20 minutes.
2. Add the finely chopped vegetables. In a small bowl, whisk the oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and pepper. Add to the salad; toss to blend.
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