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    Fresh Mozzarella, Tomato, and Basil Couscous Salad

    Fresh Mozzarella, Tomato, and Basil Couscous Salad. Photo by Chef #1803294537

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    45 mins

    40 mins

    5 mins

    Julesong's Note:

    A lovely light salad from Cooking Light! You’re used to seeing the cheese/tomato/basil combination, but have you had it with couscous before? Delicious! Prep time includes marinating.

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    1. 1
      In a large bowl combine the tomato, mozzarella, shallots, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and garlic, toss well then refrigerate, covered, to marinate for 30 minutes.
    2. 2
      In a saucepan bring the water to a boil and gradually stir in the couscous; remove from the stove, cover, and set aside for 5 minutes.
    3. 3
      With a fork, fluff the couscous then let cool.
    4. 4
      Add the cooled couscous and chopped basil to the tomato mixture in the bowl and toss.
    5. 5
      Garnish with whole basil leaves and serve.
    6. 6
      Note: part-skim mozzarella cheese can be substituted.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 02, 2010


      Fantastic! I skipped the shallots but added chopped avocado. DELICIOUS and SUPER EASY. I'm going to make this again tonight.

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    • on August 12, 2010


      A lovely light-but-satisfying summer salad. I added more lemon (1/2 lemon = maybe 1 tablespoon?) and more basil (maybe 1/3 cup rather than 1/4 -- a bunch, at any rate), but we tend to go for stronger flavors. A great way to use our newly-ripened tomatoes!

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    • on July 04, 2010


      I used Israeli couscous, cut thc shallots down to 2 tbs, fresh lemon juice, and used a whole clove of garlic, next time I would only use maybe a half. The garlic overwhelms the salad a bit. Other than that I LOVE this recipe. It's hard for me to say if the pepper could be cut down to 1/8tsp because the garlic is so heavy. I can't decide if the heat is from the garlic or the pepper. The flavor is amazing. I love the salad before I even added the couscous. I could eat that alone! Thanks for sharing it's so very good!

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    Nutritional Facts for Fresh Mozzarella, Tomato, and Basil Couscous Salad

    Serving Size: 1 (194 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 5

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 215.4
    Calories from Fat 53
    Total Fat 5.9 g
    Saturated Fat 2.5 g
    Cholesterol 13.2 mg
    Sodium 347.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 31.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.6 g
    Sugars 2.0 g
    Protein 9.0 g

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