Black Bean and Bell Pepper Cous Cous Salad

Hubby LOVES this salad. The first time we had it was on our summer vacation with our good friends S&S. We rented a house in PA and just hung out on a lake all week. It was a great time. Since we had a whole house, we took turns cooking dinner. It saved us a bunch of money and prevented us from eating like crap for a whole week. In fact, we only ate out once the entire week and that was for breakfast on our way out of town.


Steph made this salad one of the nights that they cooked. I think Hubby wanted to eat the entire bowl of it that night. It does make a large batch, so if you’re making this for just two people, definitely cut it in half.


Since last summer, we’ve made this over and over. Every time it’s awesome. We just grab whatever color of bell peppers are ripe at the time and throw them in.

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Black Bean and Bell Pepper Cous Cous Salad

Yield: 8

Ingredients:

1 cup uncooked couscous
1 1/4 cups chicken broth
3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
1 tsp red wine vinegar
1/2 tsp ground cumin
8 green onions, chopped

1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 cup frozen corn kernels, thawed
2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, drained
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Bring chicken broth to a boil in a 2 quart or larger sauce pan and stir in the couscous. Cover the pot and remove from heat. Let stand for 5 minutes.

In a large bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, vinegar and cumin. Add green onions, red pepper, cilantro, corn and beans and toss to coat.

Fluff the couscous well, breaking up any chunks. Add to the bowl with the vegetables and mix well. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve at once or refrigerate until ready to serve.

Recipe from AllRecipes.com

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2 Responses to “Perfect Summer Salsa Recipe”

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    Betty Watson — July 7, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    I was at Jen’s over the 4th of July and she made the Summer Salsa Recipe and it was great!!

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    cre82learn — September 17, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    This looks amazing!!! I can’t wait to try it; I always make our own guacamole dip. Not sure why you said to add the avocado at the end unless it is because sometimes it changes color with oxidation (like apples and bananas). Since I make guacamole all the time, here’s a tip I discovered: if you put the avocado seed in with it, the sliced avocado will not change colors. Just take the seed out before serving 🙂
    Adena @ FriendshipAlley(dot com)

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