Thursday, January 14, 2010

:: Thursday's Recipe Rodeo ::

It's that time of the week again. This is the place to get some new recipes or maybe even a twist on an old one. Feel free to take any recipe here and use it as you please. If you want to join in on the Recipe Rodeo, let me know! I would love to try some of your recipes too!

Today's Round Up: Light and Easy

In need of a side dish or salad to bring to a party? This dish is quick, easy, healthy and delicious. We make this quite a bit in our house as it is really easy and goes with most main dishes. It is fabulous paired with chicken or beef and it is a great salad to bring to any type of gathering. Best served at room temperature, this Mediterranean CousCous Salad is a winner! Try it and you'll love it!

Mediterranean CousCous Salad

Salad
* 1 Cup couscous
* 1 Cup chicken broth
* 12 - 15 kalamata olives, sliced
* 1/2 large red bell pepper, diced
* 2 tomatoes, seeded and diced
* 1 small head of broccoli
* 3 shallots, diced or sliced fine
* 2 Tbsp. mint, chopped (optional)
* feta cheese, crumbled

Dressing
* 1/3 Cup balsamic vinegar
* 2 1/2 Tbsp. lemon juice
* 2 garlic cloves, minced

Directions

Prepare couscous as directed (typically heat chicken stock in sauce pan, remove from heat and add couscous, cover and let stand for approximately five minutes). Cut broccoli into small florets. Add broccoli to couscous pan and cover. This will soften the broccoli just a bit. Meanwhile, mix olives, bell pepper, tomatoes, mint, and shallots together in a bowl. Mix balsamic vinegar, lemon juice and garlic. Pour dressing over vegetables and mix well. Once couscous is ready add to the salad mix and toss well. Add feta cheese and one final toss. Enjoy!
If you want to join in on your own blog, simply link back to this blog and mention that you are partaking in Thursday's Recipe Rodeo. If you don't have a blog and want to share a recipe with us - leave it in the comments!Click here for a printable version of Mediterranean CousCous Salad

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I just found your Recipe Rodeo via Ruth on Erin's blog - whew! But you can bet i'll be back every thurs, nice to find inspiration from friends. :)
Cous Cous tonight!

Izzy

Montana said...

Is there any chance we could just move in with you? I feel like this would be the most effective way to get good food.
Carolyn