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Caprese Couscous Salad

Rated as 4.25 out of 5 Stars
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"Balsamic marinated tomato and mozzarella with Israeli couscous."
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Ingredients

50 m servings 257
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Combine tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, shallot, garlic, basil, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt, and black pepper in a large bowl. Refrigerate for 20 to 30 minutes.
  2. Bring the water to a boil in a saucepan. Remove from the heat, and stir in the couscous. Cover and let stand for 10 minutes; fluff with a fork. Allow couscous to cool, then toss with tomato mixture.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • The garlic can be strong after the salad marinates. If you prefer a more mellow garlic taste, add half of a garlic clove.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 257 calories; 7.3 35 12.7 18 478 Full nutrition

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I found this was a great side dish. I didn't care for the shallot but that wasn't enough for me to mark it down. Instead of dicing the mozzarella I just used the pearlini style -which is a fre...

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This has great potential but needs a lot more balsamic vinegar. I think White Balsamic would be great in this and not give the salad thta muddy color. The instructions on cooking the Isreali ...

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This has great potential but needs a lot more balsamic vinegar. I think White Balsamic would be great in this and not give the salad thta muddy color. The instructions on cooking the Isreali ...

I found this was a great side dish. I didn't care for the shallot but that wasn't enough for me to mark it down. Instead of dicing the mozzarella I just used the pearlini style -which is a fre...

I got impatient and ate this at room temperature. It was great! I added extra basil, used red onion instead of a shallot, and omitted the garlic. I would definitely make it again :)

Made this salad and added kalamata olives. Delish!

I made this salad and it was to die for!! My dinner party loved it! Only add the 1 clove of garlic - seems like it's too little but mixed with the onion made it perfect. Also, I used 1 teaspo...

WE love this dish, It had great flavor. I suggest that you make this a few hours before serving so the flavors develop. Follow the recipe. I paired it with Cod with Italian Crumb Topping and Fre...

This was a simple and easy dish. Great on a hot summer night. Quick to make and delicious. I added a lot more basil and added the couscous when it was still just a bit warm, so it really soak...

This was really good but I didn't care for it cold. Next time I will marinate the tomatoes and cheese at room temperature and add them to the couscous when it's still warm. The pepper was too ov...

Added extra balsamic and basil - tasted great!