J had been getting a little sick of the same old thing for lunch every day. Typically sandwich, fruit and some sort of chip/pretzel/crackers. And I have to agree. So we've been trying to mix it up a bit. A few weeks ago I made a huge batch of this couscous salad for the week.
I thought it was really good! Easy to make, perfect for a packed lunch, healthy and filling!
1 c couscous
1 cucumber, diced
1 can corn, drained
5 small ripe tomatoes, chopped
1/2-1 c fresh parsley, finely chopped
1/2-1 c fresh basil, finely chopped
1 lemon, juice of
1 t Dijon mustard
1 t dried oregano
1 c EVOO
1 t balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper, to taste
Cook the couscous according to package directions and let cool completely.
While it cools, mix the cucumber, corn, tomato, parsley and basil in a large bowl. In a small bowl whisk together the remaining ingredients.
Once couscous is cool, mix it into the veggies, then pour the dressing over top and mix well. Chill at least one hour before serving.