I love putting together salads with stuff I already have on hand. I think it is fun to come up with new combos and clean out the fridge. I always stock up on the Trader Joe’s whole what couscous. It is great to have for so many different salads. Cooks in 5 minutes and really tastes great with any veggies. I made this salad this week and devoured it yesterday for lunch and dinner. It is so yummy! If you want to make it a heartier meal add some grilled chicken or shrimp! Enjoy!
K I T C H E N S I N K W H O L E W H E A T C O U S C O U S
1 cup whole wheat couscous cooked according to box
handful cherry tomatoes halved
1 orange bell pepper diced
2 baby cucumbers diced
3-4 stalks hearts of palm sliced
handful pine nuts
1 small can sliced green olives drained
marinated artichoke hearts sliced thinly
pepperoni sliced into strips
1/4 cup olive oil
juice of 2 lemons
spoonful artichoke juice marinate
salt and pepper to taste
Cook couscous according to box. In a bowl assemble couscous and veggies and cheese. In a jar shake together olive oil, lemon juice and artichoke vinaigrette. Season with salt and pepper. Pour over couscous and veggies and toss to coat.
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