Nov 292011

kiwi-couscous saladThis recipe is a must try. I substituted many things– red pepper, red onion, some canned sliced black olives, and balsamic vinegar. I happened to have feta on hand, but you could use any type of crumbling cheese. It was a home run!

Ingredients for Kiwifruit couscous salad

1 cup water
1 cup couscous
3 California kiwifruit
kiwi1 yellow or orange pepper
1 cup colorful cherry tomatoes
1/4 cup Kalamata olives, preferably spicy
3 green onions, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/2 cup shredded fresh basil

Preparation of Kiwifruit couscous salad

In a small saucepan, lightly salt water then bring to a boil. Add couscous, stir, cover and remove from heat. Let stand until water is absorbed, about five minutes. Meanwhile, peel kiwifruit and cut into bite-size chunks. Dice pepper and slice large cherry tomatoes in half. Pit olives if needed and thinly slice green onions. Place all in a medium bowl.

Whisk vinegar with oil, garlic, oregano and generous pinches salt and pepper. When couscous has cooled, gently stir with kiwifruit mixture. Toss with as much dressing as needed to just coat. Stir in feta and basil. Salad will keep well refrigerated for one to two days.

Read more about the nutritional benefits of kiwi.

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