Recently, Dr. J and I went to a local Moroccan restaurant for date night. Ever since, I have been daydreaming about the Couscous Salad that I had. I decided to try to recreate it the other day for my dad when I was over at his house. My mom had been out of town for a week and the poor guy was left to fend for himself in the kitchen. So, I whipped this up for us to eat for lunch. He loved it! I even left him a container full of leftovers to get him by until my mom returned home. It is so easy to make and it tastes light and fresh and down right delicious!
8 fresh mint leaves, minced
1/3 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
5 cups couscous, cooked according to box and cooled
3/4 cup red onion, diced
20 oz. grape tomatoes, halved
2 zucchini squash, chopped
3 tablespoons olive oil
4 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
salt to taste
1. In a small bowl, combine olive oil, lemon juice and black pepper to create a dressing.
2. In a large bowl mix all remaining ingredients, except the salt.
3. Toss the salad with the dressing and then add salt to taste.