Tomato Basil Cous Cous Salad
Updated: Aug 24
Israeli cous cous is a fun alternative to mix it up for "pasta" salads! It's a fun different shape and texture for "pasta" salads. Here is a Mediterranean inspired salad idea.
It is also called "pearl cous cous" because they are about the size of a pearl. It's a little chewier than pasta.
For more information on Israeli cous cous, check out this link:
- 1 cup of Israeli Cous Cous cooked
- 1/2 cup of cooked Grape Tomatoes
- 2 tablespoons of fresh basil
- 3 tablespoons of Vinegar
- 1 tablespoon of Olive oil
- 1 teaspoon of Italian spice blend
- Salt and Pepper (to taste)
I prefer to have cooked tomatoes in my pasta salads. If you prefer it raw, you could do that.
(This is about 1/3 of the package)
I cooked the cous cous according to the package. It's like cooking pasta.
To cook the tomatoes, after I wash them, I cut them in 1/2 or 1/4 and then I saute them for ~5 minutes until they are soft.
While the cous cous and tomatoes were going, I made the vinaigrette by combining the vinegar, oil and herbs and mixing it together. Then I added it to the cous cous.
I roughly chopped up the basil. Then I added it in to the cous cous with the tomatoes. It is shown below on its own and as a nice side dish for Yogurt Chicken too. Check out that post! :)
For a Mediterranean inspired pasta salad idea, check out:
Give it a try! We are good at this!