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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Basil Pearled Cous Cous Salad with Sun Dried Tomatoes

While recently shopping, I came across a new product from Near East called Basil & Herb Pearled Cous Cous. I love cous cous but my little one isn't fond of it. I think the reason is because it's too small and she has a hard time putting it onto the fork and refuses to eat her dinner with a spoon (I'm 10 now Mom, not a baby!). Anyway, I thought since this was more like a pasta, she might eat it this way. I prepared it according to package directions, let it cool then mixed in the remaining ingredients. It was a deliciously light and flavorful salad and the family loved it! 

Basil Pearled Cous Cous Salad with Sun Dried Tomatoes
1 pkg. Near East Pearled Basil & Herb Cous Cous
1/4 c. Sun Dried Tomatoes, chopped
1 tbsp. Red Onion, finely chopped
Juice of 1 lemon
2 tbsp. Balsamic Vinegar
3 tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/4 tsp. Kosher Salt
1/4 tsp. Fresh Ground Black Pepper

Prepare cous cous according to package directions and let cool. Add to a bowl then add in the sun dried tomatoes, onion, lemon juice, vinegar, oil, salt and pepper. Mix well and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Serves 4. 


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  1. sounds awesome - i love pearled couscous, maybe even more than regular couscous. it's so good!

    1. I think I like it better myself! Thanks for stopping by Amy. :)

  2. This looks awesome!! I will have to give it a shot - thanks for sharing! xoxo

  3. I am so greatful you shared this recipe! I've been looking for a good just this kind of thing!

    1. Thank you for stopping by, I'm so glad you liked this recipe.


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