Couscous Salad With Roasted Vegetables
Category: Side Dishes | Blog URL: http://thejoysoflifeingrid.blogspot.com/2010/01/couscous-salad-with-roasted-vegetables.html
This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.
Photo: Ingrid Devilliers
A few days ago I had to make a salad for a New years eve party. I wanted to break away from the usual salads that I make and looked for a recipe that was totally different. I came across this couscous salad with roasted vegetables and got so excited. I modified the recipe a little bit. I went to the store to get couscous and couldn't find the couscous that I normally get. The store only had Israeli (Jewish) pearl couscous and I decided to give it a try and bought it. Israeli couscous is also called "ptitim" and is a pasta product very similar to the Italian orzo. It is a common side dish in Israel and delicious.
The couscous sold in the Western world are pre-steamed and dried couscous and boiling hot water or stock are added to it and then it should be covered for about 5 minutes. The couscous swells and after 5 minutes the couscous is ready to fluff with a fork and to be served.