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Mediterranean Israeli Couscous Salad - A Family Feast

Mediterranean Israeli Couscous Salad

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

For the Couscous

  • 2 tablespoons Greek extra virgin olive oil (or an other good-quality extra virgin olive oil if a Greek variety is not available)
  • ½ cup diced red onion
  • ½ cup diced celery
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • ½ cup pitted chopped Kalamata olives
  • 1 cup dry Israeli couscous
  • 1¼ cups water
  • ½ teaspoon dry Mediterranean oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dry basil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

For the Dressing

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon dry Mediterranean oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • Few grinds black pepper
  • Pinch granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Greek extra virgin olive oil (or an other good-quality extra virgin olive oil if a Greek variety is not available)

To Assemble the Salad

  • ½ head Iceberg lettuce, broken into pieces
  • 1 large fresh tomato, cut into wedges
  • ½ cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • Additional Kalamata olives for serving
  • Additional thinly sliced red onion for serving

Instructions

  1. In a medium pan with a tight fitting lid, heat olive oil over medium high and place onion, celery and parsley in with oil. Cook for three minutes. Add garlic and cook for one more minute. Add chopped olives, couscous, water, oregano, basil, salt and pepper and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce to a simmer and cook 10 minutes or until liquid has been absorbed.
  2. While couscous is cooking, in a small bowl, mix lemon juice, mustard, oregano, salt, pepper and sugar. Slowly add oil while mixing.
  3. In a medium bowl, place iceberg and toss with dressing. Place into serving bowls.
  4. Once couscous is cooked, scoop over each portion of dressed lettuce and top with feta, tomatoes, additional olives and additional red onion.
  5. Garnish with chopped parsley if desired.