Monday, August 11, 2008

Couscous salad

I wanted to make a simple grain salad using all the middle eastern flavors I love, I started with imported Israeli couscous which is a form of pasta about the size and shape of a peppercorn, I really like the nutty flavor and chewy texture of it. I toast it in a pan with olive oil till it browns then add water or stock to cook it. When its done I simply combine with sliced olives, toasted almonds, lemon juice and zest, extra virgin olive oil, yellow onions, ground cumin, turmeric, saffron, parsley and kosher salt to taste. It is really good by itself or I like it with grilled fish.

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