Southern belle with a story to tell. Refreshing iced tea served after literary punches thrown.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Killer Couscous Salad TO DIE FOR!

Okay, so I couldn't resist putting the title of my manuscript in the recipe, but what do you expect when you have a thriller writer in the kitchen?

Here's what we had for dinner tonight.  And yes, you can serve it with iced/sweet tea (of course).

Killer Couscous Salad
Kitchen Weaponry:
  • sharp knife (of course)
  • fork 
  • vegetable peeler
  • small to medium sized pot
  • hand-juicer (the old fashioned kind)
  • large bowl 
Ingredients:
  • 2 boxes instant Parmesan couscous
  • 1 large cucumber
  • fresh basil (at least 3 tablespoons worth)
  • 2 bunches green onions
  • 2 lemons
  • 2 tablespoons virgin olive oil
  • 1 large carrot
  • 1/4 lb. low sodium turkey breast from deli
Make it:
  1. Before preparing veggies, begin boiling water on stove for couscous. Follow package direction. Make couscous. After preparing, let it cool then fluff it with a fork.
  2. Use peeler to peel outside of cucumber, then slice in 1/2.  De-seed. Then use knife to chop into little bits.  Put it in your bowl.
  3. Use peeler to peel carrot into super-thin curls.  Add to bowl.
  4. Open packet of fresh basil.  Smell basil.  Smells like summer, doesn't it? Now rip off the leaves & chop finely with knife. You know what's next.  Bowl.
  5. Chop the green onions finely. Yep  it's going in the bowl again.
  6. Chop the turkey breast, but if you wish, you can omit the turkey if you're vegan or want the salad a little bit lighter.  It's great either way. Add to bowl.
  7. Fold the couscous into the bowl and mix ingredients. 
  8. Slice lemons in half, juice the lemons & add the juice to the bowl, drizzling it evenly over the veggie/couscous mixture.
  9. Drizzle the olive oil over the veggie/couscous mixture evenly.
  10. Chop the turkey breast finely, but you may leave the meat out to enjoy this dish meat-free.
  11. Thoroughly mix all ingredients one last time.
  12. You can serve immediately, or chill in the refrigerator to serve cool later. It's wonderful any way you decide to serve it.
It's so freakin' awesome, even Wyatt wanted a taste of couscous salad!
Nah, he didn't.  He just really wanted some turkey. Here he
is doing the "I'm cute, see me standing on my hind legs for food" dance.



1 comment:

SC Author said...

TO DIE FOR? Yay!!!