Tomato Basil Couscous Salad Recipe

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Tomato Basil Couscous Salad Recipe

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This is a great salad for picnics since the dressing is made with oil and vinegar, not mayonnaise. It's so good, though, that I serve it year-round. --Karen Scales
Recommended: Fresh Basil Recipes
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 package (10 ounces) couscous
  • 1 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 cup seeded diced plum tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced fresh basil
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes

Directions

In a saucepan, bring broth to a boil; add couscous. Cover and remove from the heat; let stand for 5 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl; fluff with a fork and cool.
Add onions, tomatoes, basil, oil, vinegar, pepper flakes, salt and pepper; mix well. Cover and refrigerate until chilled. Garnish with tomatoes. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Tomato Basil Couscous Salad in Test Kitchen Favorites 2004 2005, p56

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 223 calories, 10g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 389mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.

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  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 package (10 ounces) couscous
  • 1 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 cup seeded diced plum tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced fresh basil
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  1. In a saucepan, bring broth to a boil; add couscous. Cover and remove from the heat; let stand for 5 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl; fluff with a fork and cool.
  2. Add onions, tomatoes, basil, oil, vinegar, pepper flakes, salt and pepper; mix well. Cover and refrigerate until chilled. Garnish with tomatoes. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Tomato Basil Couscous Salad in Test Kitchen Favorites 2004 2005, p56

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AnnieDrews User ID: 5489527 160577
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2012

"I made this today and it was so delicious, light and refreshing. I added cucumber to mine and subbed in Cherub tomatoes. I loved it so much, I blogged about it. : )"

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Andrea LaBounty User ID: 2509206 137902
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2012

"love this recipe. i add a red pepper and some greek olives. taste great."

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