Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Lemon Asparagus Couscous Salad {recipe}

Anyone else just get a kick of the word couscous? Well even if you don't think the word is as funny as I do, you will love this recipe for Lemon Asparagus Couscous Salad. Add it to your summer menu asap!

What you will need:
  • 6 oz whole wheat pearl couscous
  • 3/4 lb thin asparagus spears, tough ends trimmed
  • 1 1/2 cups grape tomatoes, quartered
  • 1/4 cup red onion, minced
  • 1-1/2 lemons, juiced
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, minced
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • fresh cracked pepper, to taste

Directions:
Bring a large pot of water to boil and cook asparagus until tender (about 3 minutes). Remove asparagus with a slotted spoon and let drain in a collander. Add the couscous to the same pot of boiling water and cook according to package directions.

When asparagus has cooled chop into 1/2 inch pieces. Drain couscous and rinse under cold water and place in large bowl.

Add the chopped asparagus, tomatoes, red onion, lemon juice, olive oil, parsley, salt and pepper to the bowl. Serve room temperature or chilled.

I got the original recipe from here.

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11 comments:

Natalie said...

A recipe that marries three of my favorites! Will be trying this one soon =D

Brittany Kyte said...

Delicious! This looks so light and refreshing.. perfect for summer!

Kristen said...

yummmm oh. Looks delicious and refreshing!!!

Katie said...

yum!! i want to eat that tonight!

Ashley said...

This sounds like the perfect summer salad and I love asparagus :)

Carrie said...

Yum! Everything on the plate looks delicious, too!

Erin LFF said...

Yummy! And yes, I totally think couscous is a fun/funny word!

Devon said...

This is a great recipe for summer. I love couscous, but I never make it. There's something wrong with that. I'm bookmarking this one. Most definitely.

adesertgirl said...

I love the word couscous. It makes me happyhappy.

This recipe looks delicious and so summery!!

-Amy

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Mmm... this looks yummy!

Melissa @ Amelia Lane said...

Oh my that looks delicious. Pinned!! And the rest of your food on that plate looks amazing too! Great choices! :o)