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Corn & Tomato Couscous Salad

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“Ultimate summer salad when corn is in season, fresh cilantro from the market and tomatoes are at their peak. Serve this salad along with grilled pork tenderloin. You can easily turn it into a main course by adding sliced grilled chicken and serve on a bed of leafy greens. Recipe from Jills Table.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large saucepan or dutch oven, bring the water to a boil along with 1 teaspoons of vegetable oil. Add the couscous and stir.
  2. Cover. Remove pot from heat and let sit for 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. Fluff with a fork and set aside to cool.
  4. Cook the corn in boiling water for 3 minutes. Drain and cool.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together the vegtable oil, lemon juice, cumin, salt and black pepper to make the dressing.
  6. Add corn, peppers, red onion and dressing to the couscous.
  7. Salad may be made up to this point one day ahead and refrigerated.
  8. Add the tomatoes and cilantro and toss until well combined. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
  9. If fresh corn is not availabel, use frozen. For a more nutritious dish, use whole wheat Haida couscous.

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