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Tomato Basil Cous Cous Salad

Updated: Aug 24, 2020

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.

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- 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:


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