Mediterranean Cous Cous Salad

    Cous cous is typically served as a hot, pasta dish. This tiny pasta is perfect for cooling and serving in salad form. With the addition of olives, cucumber and grape tomatoes, the nutritional benefits of a healthy Mediterranean Cous Cous Salad shoots through the roof.

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    1 box cous cous
    20 grape tomatoes, chopped
    ½ large cucumber, seeded and chopped
    1 can olives, drained, rinsed and chopped
    Balsamic vinegar
    Olive oil
    2 tsp sugar

    DIRECTIONS

    1. Cook cous cous per box instructions.
    2. Fluff cooked cous cous and place in a large bowl.
    3. Refrigerate for one hour.
    4. After the cous cous is cooled, add grape tomatoes, cucumber and olives.
    5. In a separate bowl, mix sugar, balsamic vinegar and olive oil to create vinaigrette.
    6. Toss the cous cous with vinaigrette until all grains are coated and tomatoes, cucumber and olives are mix thoroughly.

    Nutritional Benefits: Omega 3 Fatty Acids, Fiber, Calcium, Folate

    Category: Main Dish, Side Dish, Appetizer, Lunch