Thursday, January 8, 2009

Couscous Salad for Melissa

Here's a yummy Black Bean, Corn and Couscous Salad recipe for Melissa. She's been bugging me for it for a while so im finally giving it to her. :)
1 (10-ounce) box dry plain couscous
1 (16-ounce) bag frozen white or yellow corn, thawed and drained
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
4 medium green onions, sliced (white and green parts) (I like to use one red onion instead because I don't like green onion)
1 medium red bell pepper, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
Juice of 2 lemons (1/4 cup)
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
Coarsely ground black pepper

1. Prepare couscous according to package directions. To cool quickly, spread the couscous on a large baking sheet in a thin layer and let stand for 10 minutes.
2. Combine cooled couscous, corn, beans, green onions, bell pepper and garlic in a bowl; mix gently. Add lemon juice and olive oil; toss well. Season with salt and pepper. Serves 12 (unless your like my food eating family of four)
Enjoy! :)


  1. hahaha, thanks so much. i think tomorrow i'm gonna go to the grocery store to buy the recipe. cause reading this makes my tummy growl!

  2. this is really yummy!
    everyone should try it!