June 22, 2009

Trying something new

Before I start with that yummy looking salad pictured.....the winner of the Pillsbury prize pack is Lori of Lori's Lipsmacking Goodness! I knew Lori was in NY state, but I did not realize how close she is to me! I am so excited to find out there is another blogger who is within a decent driving distance. In Northern NY you have to drive almost an hour to get almost anywhere worth going. Congrats Lori and I look forward to a blogger get together someday in the near future!


I have known about couscous for a long time now but never took the initiative to try it. Then, while looking through my Best of Cooking Light cookbook, I saw this recipe that looked too good not to try! Because we are eating healthier in our home, I thought this would be the perfect item to add to my lunch menu. It is high in protein and is full of flavor.

This dish is very quick to throw together! If your looking for a summertime salad this is a great one to put out on that picnic table! For the recipe, please visit the link by clicking here.

WW Points: 4 for 1 cup serving

17 comments:

the ungourmet said...

I love this! I bet the mozzarella and fresh basil taste so delicious! I haven't had couscous this way. I would love to try it!

Megan said...

Looks delicious! I highly recommend trying Israeli couscous. I have some recipes on my blog. I like the texture much better than regular couscous!

Patsyk said...

I think I have most of the ingredients already! This looks like a nice light salad for lunch. YUM!

Creative One said...

Such a delicious looking summertime salad. Love couscous, I will have to give this recipe a try.

Maria said...

Great recipe for summer. I will have to make this one soon!

Mags said...

That salad looks delicious. I finally tried growing some herbs this year and this would be a great way to try out my basil!

JMom said...

I've always loved the tomato and basil combination but have never tried it with couscous. I'll have to give it a try when my tomatoes in the garden get ripe :)

Olga said...

So glad you finally tried cous cous! It's perfect for summer salads or as a quick side.

Did you know they also make it in wheat variety? Although i'm not a huge fan.

Next time try fresh corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, feta and olives w/lemony dressing.

Cakelaw said...

This looks delicious!

The Hungry Mouse said...

Oh! Love couscous! Such a weeknight lifesaver. Versatile, quick cooking, and delicious. Love the tomato and basil. :D

+Jessie

Jessie said...

great summertime salad, perfect for picnics :)

finsmom said...

Great photos!

I love how eye catching and colorful this dish is! Perfect for a summer BBQ!

Coleen's Recipes said...

I don't know why I've never used it in salads...the possibilities are endless.

Donna-FFW said...

Oh, this looks heavenly. I love the color and all the ingredients make this perfect!

Tangled Noodle said...

This summery couscous salad looks marvelous! My husband isn't a great fan of couscous so I don't make it as often as I should, but this is really inspiring - even if he's not into it, it'll mean more for me!

averagebetty said...

Great for summer! I am going to try this!!

Katy ~ said...

I had my first couscous not too long ago. It IS good! Yours is drool worthy!

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