With so many barbecues in the summer, I created this simple, tasty dish to complement any entree. I like to prepare it earlier in the day and let it marinate, then I just throw it on the grill.—Cathy Godberson, Oakville, Ontario
This fluffy and flavorful couscous takes only moments to prepare. “I use couscous a lot because it cooks quickly and is so versatile-you can add almost any vegetable to it.” Claudia Ruiss - Massapequa, New York
"Having lost weight with Weight Watchers, I'm always on the lookout for tasty low-calorie meals," writes Diane Toomey of Methuen, Massachusetts. "I found this recipe in a newspaper a few years ago. It's great because it's low in fat, high in fiber, plus it's easy to make."
"My mom got the recipe for this zucchini and green bean casserole from an authentic Greek cook years ago. The ingredients originally included olive oil, but we omitted it...and it tastes even better!" writes Angela Berry, Coon Rapids, Minnesota.
“This dish is so good and good for you that I have a special place in my flower garden for mint and parsley plants,” notes Marion Cosgrove of Fergus Falls, Minnesota. “It’s best after it’s chilled overnight.” —Marion Cosgrove, Kearney, Nebraska
For a succulent side dish, Marion Karlin of Waterloo, Iowa suggests her nicely herbed and spiced rice. Onions, mint, dill and lemon all accent the tender grain, while the flecks of green dress it up a bit.
Jan Stone of Cincinnati, Ohio jazzes up her mashed potatoes with feta cheese and garlic. “I don’t peel the potatoes, because my family likes the texture better. But feel free to peel them if desired,” she suggests.
We love it when side dishes pop with color, like the red and green pepper accents you'll see in this light and fluffy couscous. It's a scrumptious and welcome switch from baked potatoes or rice. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin