Friday, July 14, 2006

Really Good Eats

Couscous (Koos Koos) a lovely little grain, and packaged in a box to be found at your local Trader Joe's. And with this easy to cook grain (just follow the directions on the box) you can make Tabbouleh Salad, a Middle Eastern treat. Tabbouleh (tab ooley) only takes a few minutes to prepare and then let it sit in the refrigerator for at least an hour; longer is better! Besides the usual chopped onions, tomatoes and green peppers, I added the chopped mint. I also added about a tablespoon of a good balsamic vinegar. (not in the recipe on the box...but worthwhile) A perfect meal all by itself for a hot summer day. Thanks, Denise!

2 comments:

Kitty said...

I shall have to try the couscous next time I am at the Trader's. Another interesting grain to cook with onions, peppers, maybe broccoli or other veggie, is quinoa. It has a nutty flavor that I love.

Steven said...

While buying the couscous the other day, my exact words were, "I think I will pick up this box of quinoa as well. Kitty tells me it tastes pretty good!"