Getting Healthy in an Affordably Delicious Way

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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Poor Man's Greek Couscous Salad

Oh, this is a keeper. And I don't say that lightly. If I had enough of everything, I would have doubled the recipe and used it ALL week for lunches. Its easy, its fast, and its delicious! Nothing expensive to this dish. You'll see!

All you'll need

1 cup uncooked couscous (Whole wheat if possible!)
1 large tomato (seeded and finely chopped)
1 cup cucumber (finely chopped or not, if you like big chunks)
4 oz reduced fat Feta Cheese (or not reduced fat if you aren't health conscious)
1/2 cup zesty italian dressing, reduced fat (Kraft makes it, but use any italian you like)
1 tsp dried dill weed OR 1 T fresh dill (I used fresh)

All you'll do

Bring one cup of water to a boil. Remove from heat. Add your couscous, stir, then cover and let sit for 5 minutes. Remove lid, fluff with a fork, and allow to cool about 10 more minutes. In a medium sized bowl, add the remaining ingredients, toss well, and then refrigerate at least one hour prior to serving. The longer it sits in there, the better!

Serve, and of course, ENJOY :)

Options: Throw in some diced chicken to make it into a meal. Throw in some black olives if you have them on hand. Throw in some chopped onion if you'd like. ENDLESS possibilities with this.

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