Tuesday, June 9, 2015

A summer couscous salad!

I’ve had a box of Israeli couscous sitting in my pantry for literally 2 years.
Yes, I moved from Michigan to New Mexico to Arizona toting around this box of couscous.  

I’m generally not a pack rat, but much to John’s dismay, I always insist on packing our non-perishable food items when we move (even if it is 1,200 miles away and it would only cost us $3 to buy a new one...).  John has moved a lot in his life, so he is extra sensitive to "stuff."

Anyway, after cleaning out our pantry this weekend (doesn’t having a clean/organized pantry feel amazing?) I decided that this box of couscous either needed to be made or thrown in the trash.  
And given my attachment to this couscous (which, honestly, may have been gifted from my mom’s pantry when she moved to Minnesota), I was not about to throw it away after all we had been through together.

I found this amazing summer salad recipe and knew that it would immediately be the perfect use for this couscous.  It’s light, fresh, and oh so tasty!

For the salad:
1 box of Israeli couscous
1 avocado
6-7 strawberries
1/4 cup of cilantro
1/2 cup of corn

For the dressing:
Zest from 1 lime
2 tbs of fresh lime juice
1/4 cup of olive oil
1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar

How to:

Prepare the couscous per the directions on the box, and dice your avocado, strawberries, and cilantro.

To make the dressing, mix all of the ingredients together and toss with all the ingredients of the salad.

This is a perfect summer salad... flavorful with beautiful colors!


  1. The strawberries are such a fun twist to this!!! Very fresh! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. Confession, I've never cooked with couscous but I definitely need to this summer! This sounds so light and delicious!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  3. This looks DELISH, all of my favorite ingredients! And don't worry I'm the same way when it comes to moving (even on our move from CT to FL), if it's non-perishable it's coming in a box in the truck ;-)

  4. This look amazing! And I love the story behind it, this salad has traveled the country! :) Happy Tuesday pretty girl!

  5. That is so funny about it traveling with you! This looks super light + fresh, delicious. I love summer recipes like this.

  6. this looks SO good!! and dont worry i insisted on moving our food too haha xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  7. We have couscous weekly so I can't wait to try this version! It would be a perfect side with some grilled meat!

  8. Yum! I love strawberry and avocado together!

  9. holy moly, I have got to try this!!

  10. That looks so good!!!! I am the same way girl I moved all my food over to Marks especially stuff that stays good on the shelf for years :)

  11. This looks so yummy! I love how light and refreshing it looks - perfect for summer! A must try on my list now!

  12. Yummy and perfect for summer! Definitely going to try!

  13. This looks so good! I have never tried couscous but definitely want to!

  14. This looks delicious! I would have never thought of this combination, but I'll definitely be trying it!

  15. Interesting! Strawberries --- must try!

  16. I've never tried this type of couscous but I love the other version and am always looking for new ways to cook it. I would have never thought to add fruit, but I bet this is delicious, plus it looks so pretty :)

  17. all of my favorite things rolled into one.. love it! can't wait to try this :) hope youre doing great, Lisa!!! xoxo

  18. yummm! I've never made anything with couscous by myself but this looks delicious!
    xo Southern Style

  19. This salad looks delightful! And as the saying goes..."Waste not...want not..."

    Happy Wednesday

  20. Yum! This seriously looks so good- I'm going to have to try to make this soon!

  21. Yum! I will have to try this soon! Xo, Stephanie

  22. thanks for sharing, son and I would eat this up like crazy. Stopping by from #TuesdaysTable


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