This salad is perfect for the spring and summer months. A gorgeous taste of eastern Mediterranean cuisine in the comfort of your own home. Filled with flavour, comfort and nutrients. Great as a grab and go! Just add to a jar paired with your favourite proteins and extra veggies. You just can’t go wrong here!
2 cups Pearl Couscous
3 cups vegetable stock or 3 cups water and 1 tbsp. Better Than Bouillon
2 cups cherry tomatoes, roughly chopped or halved
2 cups cucumber, cut into cubes or roughly chopped
8 California Prunes, cut into bite size pieces
1 cup chopped green onion
juice of one small lemon or one lime
4 tbsp EVOO
season to taste
1/2 fresh mint, finely chopped
1 cup parsley, finely chopped
In a saucepan combine the broth, water, 1 tsp salt, bring the mixture to a boil, and stir in the couscous. Cover the pan, and let the couscous simmer for 10 minutes. Fluff the couscous with a fork and let it cool in the pan.
In a large bowl stir together the cucumber, tomatoes, green onions, prunes, olive oil, lemon juice, and seasoning, let it sit to marry for around 10-20 minutes. Add the couscous, parsley, and mint, stir the salad well, and chill it, covered, for 1 hour.
Garnish with fresh lemon, mint and gorgeous cucumber slices.
The salad can be made 1-2 nights in advance.
Store it in refrigerator up to 5-6 days in a tight sealed container.