Israeli CousCous and Cucumber Salad
A very refreshing and clean salad/side dish.
olive oil, extra-virgin
scallions, spring or green onions
Heat a saucepan over medium heat, with one tablespoon of the olive oil.
Add the couscous, stirring until the couscous begins to color and smell toasty, about 5 minutes.
Add two cups of water, salt to taste and bring to the boil.
Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Drain any remaining liquid.
Transfer to a large bowl, add the lemon juice, parsley, mint, tomatoes, scallions, cucumber and toss. Taste and adjust seasoning. Add the remaining olive oil and too again.
Serve with lettuce leaves if desired.