A couscous salad that carries you instantly to the sunny beaches of the Mediterranean and provides an ideal solution for a light yet delicious meal.
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Ingredients for 4 servings:
– 1 glass couscous
– 5-6 cherry tomatoes
– 1 spring onion, chopped
– 1 zucchini, grated.
– 150-200 fresh mozzarella or feta cheese
– juice of half a lemon
– olive oil
– oregano, salt and pepper
In a small pot, add 3 spoonfuls of olive oil over high heat.
When hot, pour the glass of raw couscous in and stir quickly.
Make sure you have a couple of glasses of boiled water, because you are going to need one to one and a half. Pour in and stir. It will be ready in a very short while.
Remove from the fire and put some in a salad bowl.
Chop the green onion in slices – cut them as thin as you wish.
Grate the zucchini -prefer the thicker shreds- or slice it very thin.
Chop some cherry tomatoes in.
Add the lemon juice, salt, pepper, oregano and as much olive oil as you like.
Add the cheese, mix & serve, either hot or after you leave it in the fridge for a while. Enjoy!
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