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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5 Responses to “Chicken Sausage, Spinach, Tomato, and Goat cheese quiche”

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    Elly — March 4, 2009 at 1:12 am

    Yum, this looks fabulous! I used to always make stuff like this for quick breakfasts (and pour them into muffin cups) but I’ve sort of forgotten. I need to do that again!

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    Stephanie Wagner — March 4, 2009 at 1:19 am

    Adding this to long list of things to make. Scott’s favorite food of all time is quiche, so this probably gets bumped to the top!

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    ttfn300 — March 4, 2009 at 1:32 am

    Perfect combination 🙂

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    Jen — March 4, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    Yes I’ve done that with a muffin pan too. Works great for lunches during the week.

    Steph – I hope Scott enjoys. OR, you guys can come here and I’ll make it for him 😉

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    Colleen — March 5, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    This looks sooo good. Nice for a Sunday breakfast!

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