Couscous Salad

"Not your regular leaf, potato or pasta based salad!! When I serve this, if there are leftovers, I have to send it home with a particular friend of mine. She loves this. She always asks me to make it for her pot luck parties now too!!"
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  • In a medium pot, boil water with garlic, margarine and salt. When water is at a rolling boil, add couscous. Stir a couple times. Turn off heat and cover the pot. Leave for 10 minutes without opening the lid.
  • After 10 minutes, give the couscous another stir and let sit, uncovered to cool.
  • Meanwhile, while the couscous is busy cooling, in a large bowl, combine all the remaining ingredients except for the feta cheese, lemon juice and the oil.
  • Add the couscous to the bowl. Mix thoroughly to combine everything.
  • When everything is combined, you can add the lemon juice and oil and mix again. Sometimes, I find I may have to add a litlle bit more lemon juice, but that is my preference --
  • Add feta cheese just prior to serving the salad and mix again.

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  1. Excellent salad. DH even said it was great and you can't get a higher compliment from him. He just didn't want to know what was in it, so I didn't tell him, but he ate it up. I did add some red wine vinegar also just to add a little more pow to the dressing and it worked well. I definitely will make this again. Great summer salad!
  2. Excellent salad! I also increased the lemon juice, then added red wine vinegar and fresh oregano. Great recipe!
  3. I made this for a potluck and added the feta right before serving. This was a very refreshing salad and I’ll definitely make it again! THX.
  4. This is delicious! I've made it twice & always have friends requesting the recipe. I add fresh garlic to the salad as well. YUMMY!!!
  5. OUTSTANDING!! I made as directed but cut the oil by 1/2. I could live on this stuff...containing some of my favourite ingredients I knew I was going to be a winner. Thanks for sharing!


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