First of all, someone needs to tell me what couscous is, exactly. I thought it was a pasta until my friend brought this salad to a picnic at the park and I was all, “Guess that South Beach Diet didn’t last long, DID IT?!” And she was all up in my face about how it was a recipe FROM THE SOUTH BEACH DIET COOKBOOK.
This is a light lunch that I have just about as much as the OTHER lunch I make containing tomato, feta, and cucumber. Are you sensing a theme in my lunch habits?
Anyhow, here’s how you make it…
Add salt to 1 1/2 cups of water, and bring to a boil.
Add 1T butter/margarine*
Add 1 cup couscous
Stir, then cover and remove from heat. Let stand five minutes.
Add one diced cucumber, one diced tomato, and feta to taste (about 1/4 – 1/3 cup)
Sprinkle with the juice of 1 lemon
Mix it all together.
(it’s best when chilled).
*This is probably optional, though it may help to keep couscous from getting clumpy