Do you Couscous?
Couscous is one of my favorite pastas, and I love the way it takes up flavor! This Mediterranean Couscous salad is packed full of flavor and delicious morsels of flavor, so I make it quite often. For this recipe, I add in cranberries, cucumbers, walnuts, peppers and cilantro, but the beauty is it is infinitely customizable. Ok, so not 100% Mediterranean. But it’s delicious!
This salad can be served either cold or “just made” warm. I actually prefer it made ahead of time and refrigerated, which allows the flavors to meld. I’m always trying to make dinner a bit easier to accomplish, so getting a component done ahead of time is always appreciated.
Types of Couscous
I usually prefer the larger Israeli or Pearl type couscous. For me, it just seems to have a nicer texture. However, to each their own, so feel free to use whichever type you would like!
I’m a big believer in making your own dressings, especially vinaigrettes. This one is so easy, that you’ll learn that there’s no reason to buy the store-bought ones again! However, if you’re in a rush, just substitute in an Italian dressing and you’ll be good to go.
Anyway, here’s the recipe! Enjoy!