Our Mother’s Couscous Salad

So my Mother believes everything tastes better with parsley…preferably, a lot of parsley.  If the recipe calls for 1/2 cup, why not double that amount?  If the recipe doesn’t call for parsley, surely it was an oversight so just add a handful.   This recipe is no different.  Couscous salad is a summer staple in my household but make sure you are hungry or have 10 friends coming for dinner.  It grows as you make it.  It makes a lot.  Feel free to stop by and have some…we just made our first summer batch.  Parsley haters need not bother, though.



Couscous Salad Recipe


1 box couscous cooked according the box directions

1 red pepper chopped

1/2 seeded, peeled english cucumber chopped

1 can drained rinsed garbanzo beans

1/2 chopped red onion

1 C  toasted sliced almonds

1 C dried cranberries

Parsley ( recipe calls for 1/2 cup but I put in 1 cup for my Mother)



1/2  C white wine vinegar

1/4 C olive oil

Juice from 1/2 a lemon

Cook couscous according to box directions.  Gather LARGE bowl and add couscous all chopped veggies, nuts, beans and parsley.  Mix well.  Stir together vinegar, lemon juice and olive oil and pour over couscous mixture.  Chill and salt and pepper to taste.  Share with neighborhood or visiting Sister-Friend.

~Sister-Friend Amy