Fresh Mozzarella, Tomato and Basil Causcous Salad

Egyptian Food and Recipes



* 2 cups diced tomato

* 3/4 cup diced fresh mozzarella cheese

* 3 tablespoons minced shallots

* 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

* 1/2 teaspoon salt

* 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

* 1 garlic clove, crushed

* 1 1/4 cups water

* 1 cup uncooked couscous

* 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil

* Basil leave for garnish (optional)



1. Combine first 7 ingredients in a large bowl, cover and marinate in refrigerator 30 minutes.

2. Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan and gradually stir in couscous. Remove from heat; cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork and cool. Add couscous and basil to tomato mixture, toss gently. Garnish with basil leaves if desired. 5 servings; serving size 1 cup.


Last Updated: June 6th, 2011



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