Chilled couscous with kale and cucumbers – recipe included

Posted: January 17, 2014 in NERDSTEAK - Straight Up Food
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Chilled Couscous Salad with Kale and Cucumber

Chilled Couscous Salad with Kale and Cucumber

Super easy, light, tasty, and it will make all your dreams come true.  If you can’t find Couscous, click on the link and you can get it shipped right to your door!

Chilled Couscous with Kale and Cucumber

1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
Juice and zest of 1/2 lemon
1/2 teaspoon crushed Aleppo chile
2 teaspoons finely chopped mint, plus additional whole leaves for garnish
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup olive oil
3 cups cooked Couscous, chilled
1 cup shredded kale, trimmed
1 cup diced baby cucumber
1/2 cup diced red onion
1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
1/4 cup grated Romano cheese

Combine garlic, lemon juice and zest, crushed chile, mint, salt and pepper in a large bowl.
Slowly whisk in olive oil until evenly incorporated.
Separate Couscous by rubbing between your hands, and add to bowl along with remaining ingredients.
Let sit for 30 minutes before serving, and garnish each serving with a fresh mint sprig.

Makes 4 to 8 servings

  1. Sounds delightful. Would you happen to know approx how many calories?

  2. I don’t know why I’ve never made couscous like this. It’s so simple and looks delicious! I think I may just make this tonight. Thank you for sharing this recipe. I now have a new meal. 🙂

  3. meganrpowers says:

    Reblogged this on A Girl and Her Scale and commented:
    This would be a great side item especially with whole wheat couscous.

  4. Ani says:

    That looks and sounds amazing! The addition of mint sounds perfect 🙂

  5. lostinmist says:

    Did something similar with substitutions that were on hand:
    1 cup dry couscous cooked in 2 cups 3:1 homemade stock/ water
    No lemon zest
    Tbsp bottled lemon juice
    More garlic
    Slightly less salt and pepper
    Whichever dry chili
    dry tarragon basil and marjoram instead of __ fresh mint
    White onion
    Less tomato
    Some celery for cucumber
    Red leaf lettuce for kale
    Lots hemp seed for protein minerals and EFAs
    No cheese
    Sunflower oil 4 tbsp

    Also very good

  6. B.C.Lee says:

    Hi there! Thanks for liking my Couscous Salad post… I love all things couscous and this recipe you have here I will most definitely try! And I’m seeing a lot of things that I think I will like a lot! Keep cooking!

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