Salat Tangiers (Moroccan Recipe for ZWT-9)

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by twissis

I am not sure why, but I had never used much couscous in my cooking until I played ZWT & No Africa was 1 of the Tour destinations. I fell deeply in “serious like” w/it & use it a lot in my cooking now. I am also a big fan of recipes that combine pasta plus veggie elements to work well as a single side-dish w/most meat choices. All that said, I found this recipe at a cooking-by-country website, captured it for myself & decided to share it w/you. Times were vague -- So I opted to allow 5 min for ingredient prep, 20 min cook time & not include the 1 hr chill time. Enjoy!

Top Review by Pesto lover

I made this using peas instead of green beans. It was a very nice blend of ingredients and the flavor was excellent. A perfect salad that can sit and be served at room temperature. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Place the couscous & salt in lrg bowl. Add enough boiling water to cover it by ¼-inch. Cover tightly w/cling-film & allow to stand for 8-10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, place the carrots, bell pepper & beans in a saucepan w/enough water to just cover. Bring to a boil & cook for 8-10 min until just tender.
  3. Meanwhile, mix together all dressing ingredients in a sml bowl.
  4. Drain the cooked vegetables well & add to the cooked couscous, mixing well w/a fork.
  5. Add onions, raisins & almonds. Then pour in the dressing & toss well. Chill for at least 1 hr before serving.
  6. NOTE: I can look into my creative cooking future & foresee that I may eventually play w/the flavor profile of this recipe. Using the salad dressing as the flavor mechanism would allow for different fruit flavors & even a sweet version that adds sugar or honey to the mix. Feel free to use your own imagination.

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