Friday, June 15, 2012

summer salad

  Before we left for vacation I  managed to get a few things ready so it wouldn't be too lonesome around here. For a theme I thought I would post about some of my favorite summer indulgences. Today's indulgence is all about summer salads...

First up is recipe from the archives for what I now call Library Salad because the salad was inspired by one I read about while working at the library.

This is hands down our favorite salad of the summer. It is somewhat similar to a tabbouleh salad, and anytime we have a summer gathering it is an easy and crowd pleasing dish to bring.

*Boil 1 1/2 Cups Stock (chicken, beef or vegetable)
*Pour Boiling Stock over 1 Cup plain Couscous
*Set aside to cool

In a large bowl combine:
*1 peeled and thinly sliced large cucumber
* about 1-2 cups of Grape Tomato's, Sliced on the diagonal
* 1 Cup of Feta Cheese (more if you love feta!) crumbled
* 1 small purple onion, sliced very thinly
*Take 2-3 Fresh Ears of Corn, cleaned and slightly cooked (enough to not be crunchy) and cut the kernels off the cob

*add Couscous to veggie mixture
cover with
*the Juice and Pulp of 1 large Lemon
*2 tbsp of Sunflower Oil
*2 tsp Sea Salt

Mix thoroughly, cover and set in fridge for 1-5 hours.
You can serve this right away, but it is better if it has some time to soak.

If it is too dry for your taste add 1 more tbsp of oil.

I can eat a huge bowl of this for lunch and dinner for days on end. It is just too yummy.

Do you have a favorite summer salad? Let me know, I would love to try it!


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