Monday, August 3, 2009

Fresh Mozzarella, Tomato, and Basil Couscous Salad

2 cups diced tomato
1/4 cup diced fresh mozarella cheese
3 Tablespoons minced shallots
2 teaspoons extravirgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 garlic clove crushed
1 cup uncooked couscous
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil

Combine the first 7 ingredients in a large bowl cover and marinate tomato mixture in refrigerator for 30 minutes.  Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan; gradually stir in couscous.  remove from heat; cover and let stand 5 minutes.  Fluff with a fork; cool.  Add couscous and fresh basil to tomato mixture, toss gently.  Garnish with basil leaves.

1 comment:

  1. I made this for dinner tonight. It is such an easy, quick recipe. Thanks for posting it Heather, it was so yummy, and I needed a new way to use basil!