By yooper on March 09, 2002
Photo by Pam-I-Am
Photo by Pam-I-Am
"This is great for a buffet! A marriage of couscous and fresh veggies held together by a Southwestern flavored dressing!"
Serving Size: 1 (174 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 10
"Truly original and truly delicious. This is one of the most colorful salads I have ever eaten. The glistening black beans looked great against the creamy white of the couscous, offset by the brilliant red of the pepper and the dark green of the cilantro. The yellow of the corn really stand out next to the beans. I only used one can of beans and this was a huge salad. It went quickly, it really complements the taste of grilled meat! Thanks Yooper, this is a winner!"
"This salad is great- wonderful mix of colour and flavour. I used only one can of beans and it was plenty. I also added 1 heaping tablespoon of Tex-Mex seasoning to give it lots of zing. Will definately make it again."
"This was a delicious side dish for grilled chicken. Very tasty and colorful. Really a great summer salad to accompany any grilled meat. Thanks Yooper!"
"I could eat the whole bowl in one sitting! Love it! Good enough for a vegetarian meal"
"Loved this dish! I've actually been eating it as a meal. I used wheat couscous and only about 6 green onions."
"Whoever invented this is a culinary genius! I used veg. broth in place of chicken to make 100% vegetarian and added extra extra lime & cilantro! Yummy!!"
"Yum! This is a refreshing salad - great for summer and buffets. I used Goya black beans and it was great."
"Simple yet full of flavor..surprised me I wasnt expecting too much with the simple ingredients! Made it to my salad cookbook. Trying it with Quinoa tonight to see what that tastes like!"
"Love this dish in the summer - so good! I make it exactly as described. Love it!!"
"This was exellent! Even the kids loved it and went back for seconds. Thanks for posting!"
"Delicious! What a blend of fabulous flavors and such beautiful colors! I made just exactly as stated and it came out wonderfully. Even better the next day! Thanks for such a great recipe!"
"absolutely delicious! And it is very colorful. Great for cook out. I doubled the recipe but did not double the amount of cilantro, green onions and black beans. I di not want the cilantro or onion to be too over powering. Still had a good cilantro and onion flavor. Will definitely make this again."
"This one's a keeper! So, I had to make some tweaks and substitutions (as you do); our frozen corn was sadly suffering from a bad case of freezer burn, so I used a can of canned white corn instead. No green onions, so I subbed about a 1/4 cup of chopped white onions. No red wine vinegar so I used white wine vinegar. No chicken broth, but beef broth also works in a pinch. Also, I LOVE spices, so I doubled the cumin (honestly 1/2 tsp isn't nearly enough for all of the flavors in this recipe, IMHO), and also added 1 tsp. of garam masala (essentially curry powder) as well. At the end, I added some cracked black pepper and saffron finishing salt (from Salts of the Earth: http://www.salts-of-the-earth.com/). DELICIOUS. <br/><br/>The amount of vinegar gives this dish just enough tang, along with the onions and the lime juice, and it's fantastic as an entree for a summer day with a nice glass of white or rose wine. Bon appetit! :)"
"I'm surprised by all the high reviews. I made it exactly as described and thought it was super-bland. My boyfriend agreed. I doubled the dressing, added a lot more cilantro, extra lime juice and and a few more spices and still bland. I let it sit overnight hoping the flavors would meld but STILL bland. Mixed up more dressing and additional spices and still not enough flavor. A pretty salad with great texture but bland."
"This salad is so simple to make, and tastes like you spent hours preparing it. It is SO, SO good! It is light and refreshing, and goes well as a side dish or even as a small snack/meal. I made it exactly as the recipe states, wouldn't change a thing. Thank you for sharing!"
"i had left over plain couscous and corn on cobb so added other ingredients plus garden fresh radishes and voila a delicious healthy and diet conscious lunch."
"Subbed the couscous with quinoa and didn't have any cilantro, unfortunately. A delicious salad I will make again. Kept very well in the refrigerator for days."
"This salad was about 1000% more awesome than I thought it would be. The colors are as beautiful as the taste, and it's so quick to prepare! I think the cumin really takes this dish to the next level. And it's super healthy! Will absolutely make this again. Thanks for posting this recipe! :)"
"Really yummy. I used quinoa instead of couscous. The quinoa added a nice earthy flavor."