Couscous with a Kick!

27 Reviews 2 Pics
  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    10 m
  • Ready In

    30 m
vburrito
Recipe by  vburrito

“Spicy, summery pasta salad made with cucumber, lemon, mint, basil, and jalapeno. This is my interpretation of a spicy tabbouleh dish from 'Pasta & Co.'”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 6 servings

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Directions

  1. Bring the water to a boil in a saucepan. Remove from the heat and stir in the couscous. Cover and let stand until the couscous absorbs the water entirely, about 10 minutes; fluff with a fork.
  2. While the couscous soaks, stir the feta cheese, jalapeno pepper, cucumber, garlic, green onion, mint, basil, cilantro, parsley, cumin, cayenne pepper, and lemon juice in a large bowl. Add the prepared couscous and mix well.

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Nicolette
30

Nicolette

Holy tingling tastebuds, this is crazy good! Instead of the customary potato/macaroni salad, I opted to make this as a side dish for bbq ribs. Left out the cilantro as I'm not a fan of its (soaplike) taste, but just chopped enough flat-leaf parsley to compensate. The real surprise, though, is the fresh jalapeno, especially when combined with the fiery cayenne and the smoky cumin. It's a trifecta of explosive flavor while the cuke, mint and lemon provide the cooling effects. This is now my go-to summer salad ~ thanks vburrito!

V
22

V

This is my recipe. I recently tried this with quinoa & it was great (maybe even better than with couscous!)

pianoducky
16

pianoducky

I love spicy foods and this is a cool salad with a kick from the jalapenos! I added olive oil to the mix at the very end, liked how that rounded out the flavors and bound everything together.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (6 total)

  • Calories
  • 210 cal
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 3.3 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs
  • 38.3 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 8.1 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 11 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 155 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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