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A Fun Approach to Cous Cous Salad with Cucumber Yogurt Sauce





This cous cous salad recipe includes a variety of summer vegetables, lime, fresh herbs, and slivered almonds. The video also includes a recipe for a quick cucumber yogurt sauce.


I cooked the cous cous in some collagen-heavy stock that I made a few days ago, but you can use vegetable stock or whatever you like here! I also plated into a ring mold, with a little hummus and cucumber yogurt sauce on top, if you are looking for some fun plating ideas:


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Ingredients:

1 cucumber, peeled, core removed, flesh cut medium dice

1 cup greek yogurt

Zest of 1 lime

Juice of 1 lime

2 Roma tomatos, cut medium dice

1/2 red onion, small dice

2 cloves garlic, finely sliced

1/4 red bell pepper, medium dice

1/4 yellow bell pepper, medium dice

1/4 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped

3 Tbsp fresh mint, finely sliced

3 Tbsp fresh basil, finely sliced

2 cups of fortified stock, or vegetable stock

1 cup of dried cous cous

Kosher salt & freshly-ground black pepper, to taste


Instructions:

(1) For the cucumber yogurt sauce, combine 1/2 of the diced cucumber with 1 cup of full-fat natural Greek and the zest and juice of 1/2 of a lime. *Save the remaining lime zest and juice for the vegetables.


(2) Taste the yogurt sauce, and add Kosher salt & freshly-ground black pepper to taste.


(3) Set the finished yogurt sauce aside for later.


(4) To make the cous cous, bring 2 cups of stock to a boil.


(5) Combine the boiling liquid with the dried cous cous, and stir to combine quickly.


(6) Cover tightly and allow the cous cous to steam for 6-7 minutes.


(7) After the cous cous has steamed, remove the lid and use a fork to gently fluff in the vegetables and remaining cous cous ingredients that are listed above.


(8) You can substitute the vegetables and herbs listed in the ingredients above for whatever you like.


(9) Serve warm, with a bit of the yogurt sauce and a side of hummus.


Equipment and Supplies:

If you are looking for a nice microplane: https://amzn.to/3N7PNPL


The 8" chefs knife I use from Wusthof: https://amzn.to/3PhQgBx


For a nice immersion blender: https://amzn.to/3CQym1v


If you are in the market for a higher-end chef's knife: https://amzn.to/3qJ9xBA


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