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We really enjoyed this light summer salad. I made it a day ahead but also had some on the day I prepared it. The batch I ate the same day had a very strong flavor of raw shallots but in the batch the next day that had mellowed. I used about 4 teaspoons of balsamic vinegar to 2 of oil. We'll make this again, thanks!
Yum! We have lots of basil this year and I'm always looking for recipes. I used bulgar wheat instead of couscous and it worked well.
I have mixed feelings on this recipe. I really enjoyed the flavor and the use of couscous (I used Israeli) but I thought the tomatoes made it a little watery. Next time I think I will use italian tomatoes instead of slicer tomatoes and drain some of the liquid. It was a great side dish to my grilled veggie paninis but it didn't hold well so I wouldn't recommend serving it after it has sat for a while.
Tasty! And a great way to use the basil from the garden. I made mine with quinoa, per someone's suggestion. It was a great light summer salad. I did use both lemon juice and vinegar for a little more flavor. And definately need the salt & pepper. Will keep this one for another time! Was good leftovers for a few days.
Yummy! I used lemon and balsamic and way more than listed. Used 8oz of mozz and more everything really. Loved it and will make again, thanks!
love it! i serve mine warm when it's cooler outside and occasionally sub in quinoa for couscous. Excellent next day lunch with some crusty wheat bread.
I think this recipe for the most part has all the right ingredients to be a light tasty side dish. However, after making this exactly as the recipe is posted, it didn't turn out so great. Way too much garlic and shallots. The taste was so overbearing I wasn't able to enjoy the freshness of the basil, tomato, and mozzarella. I had the taste of garlic in my mouth for hours. No, I didn't confuse garlic clove with bulb. I really like the idea and the ingredients, so next time I think I will try the dish with 1/4 of a clove of garlic in lieu of a whole clove and maybe leave out the shallots.
Nice flavor and a nice change from the traditional.
Great salad! I did make some changes, though. I only used 1/2 cup of couscous and therefore half of the water, but used the same amount of other ingredients. I also doubled the salt and balsamic vinegar. Thanks for the recipe!