Thursday, September 13, 2012

in the Kitchen: Pesto Caprese CousCous Salad


Taking every opportunity to grill this summer has taken the Hubs and I through endless sides. Grilled corn, really any veggi I can grill I will & have! So we wanted to try something new.  Why not try a new twist on a pasta salad, except using israeli cous-cous in lieu of pasta. It turned out soooo good!

This salad was light, bright and full of flavor! Pesto plus elements of a caprese, and then pasta-like Israeli cous-cous. Yum YUM!


I loosely followed this recipe, we omitted peas, and I used a low-fat firmer skim mozzarella. Already imagining trying this again with feta, and olives for a mediterranean twist (maybe served alongside grilled lemon chicken).

Have you tried any new great sides this summer?

27 comments:

  1. Anything with pesto is pretty much my most favorite thing ever.

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    1. It was sooo easy to make! You should totally make it!

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  2. Oooh did someone say PESTO???!!!! This looks pretty good!

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  3. I wish I could eat carbs right now so bad. You have NO idea.

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  4. Yum! It looks so good my friend. I think you should do this type of combination for next time: http://www.dailydishblog.com/2012/07/greek-pesto-pasta-salad_09.html In fact, I may steal this idea. I've been wanting to make Israeli couscous for the last few weeks. It's so good.

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    1. That combo would be DIVINE!!!!! So going to make that!

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  5. That salad looks so good! I've been experimenting with quinoa a lot lately...if you haven't tried it I would recommend it!

    Gigi xoxx

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    1. I love quinoa, it is a staple in our house!!!

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  6. This looks SOOOOO yum!!! Def gonna be making this...xoxox

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  7. This looks absolutely DELECTABLE.
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  8. That couscous salad looks so fantastic and light! DELICIOUS! xo Sallie

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