July 27, 2011

Couscous-Corn Salad

mmm there's nothing better than fresh corn in the summer. And this recipe for couscous and corn is a perfect side for summer barbeques!

Couscous-Corn Salad
Vegetarian Times Issue: June 1, 2002   p.54

4 Servings

1 cup couscous
2 cups fresh (about 4 ears) or frozen corn kernels
1 cup packed basil leaves, finely chopped
½ cup diced jarred roasted red peppers
½ cup finely diced red onion
2 Tbs. olive oil
3 to 5 Tbs. fresh lemon juice (1 to 2 lemons)
  1. In medium saucepan, bring 1 ½ cups water to boil over high heat. Add couscous, stir and return to a boil.
  2. Cover pan, remove from heat and let stand 5 minutes.
  3. In the meantime, bring another medium saucepan of water to boil over high heat. Add corn, reduce heat and simmer until tender, about 3 minutes. Drain well.
  4. Fluff couscous with fork and transfer to large serving bowl. Set aside to cool at room temperature. Add corn, basil, peppers and onion.
  5. In small cup, mix oil and lemon juice. Pour over couscous mixture and toss to coat. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Nutritional Information
Per SERVING: Calories 310, Protein 9g, Total fat 8g, Carbs 53g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 15mg, Fiber 5g, Sugars 0g

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