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    Israeli Couscous, Tomato and Mozzarella Salad

    Israeli Couscous, Tomato and Mozzarella Salad. Photo by Ilysse

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    Chef #609434's Note:

    My modifications to #116054. The Israeli couscous really makes this a wonderful salad. A small round pasta such as Pearl Pasta can also be substituted. Can be served right away, but best if refrigerated for a few hours. Great for using up tomatoes and basil from the garden. If using larger tomatoes, dice and drain prior to mixing.

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    1. 1
      Halve cherry tomatoes.
    2. 2
      In a large bowl combine the tomato, mozzarella, olive oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, and garlic, toss well then refrigerate, covered, to marinate for 30 minutes
    3. 3
      Cook couscous according to directions.
    4. 4
      Rinse Couscous with cold water until cool.
    5. 5
      Toss Couscous and Basil with tomato and mozzarella mixture.
    6. 6
      Garnish with whole basil leaves serve.

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    • on December 03, 2009


      Wonderful, everyone loved it! I did make a few changed. I doubled the recipe (and glad I did because it went fast) and used 1 1/2 blocks of Mozzarella cheese, diced. I also used 2 15oz +/- cans of rosted tomatoes because the fresh are out of season and not yummy. I didn't have baslsamic vinegar on hand (thought I did) so I used white balsamic vinegar. It has a lighter taste so I used equal amounts of vin and oil. I look forward to trying the other vinegar. In order to get a really nice burst of flavor I decided to chill the mozzarella mixture like you said but toss it with fresh, hot israeli couscous (I have a few pasta dishes I do this with). Just b4 tossing in the couscous I added a few handfuls of arugula to the mozzarella and tomatoes. After tossing it all together I let it sit for a few minutes while I cleaned up the kitchen (an easy task with this dish) to allow the flavors to meld. Everyone loved it and I'll be making it again. Thanks for posting!

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    Nutritional Facts for Israeli Couscous, Tomato and Mozzarella Salad

    Serving Size: 1 (133 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 305.6
    Calories from Fat 119
    Total Fat 13.3 g
    Saturated Fat 5.6 g
    Cholesterol 29.8 mg
    Sodium 437.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 32.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.5 g
    Sugars 1.7 g
    Protein 13.7 g

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