Sun-dried Tomato, Mushroom, and Bell Pepper Cous-Cous Salad
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This sun-dried tomato, mushroom, and bell pepper cous-cous salad is deeeelicious. It’s filling enough to be your dinner and so healthy you’ll be feeling great!
GUYS. I’m totally obsessed with sun-dried tomatoes. I can’t. get. enough. I’ve even started planning which tomatoes I need to plant in my garden this summer that will be best for making my own sun-dried tomatoes. Let’s be honest the only thing not fantastic about them is their price, and it looks like making my own won’t be as difficult as I thought! I’ll keep you updated with that process 😉 For now I’ll keep buying them in the store because everything I add them to turns out to be my new favorite recipe! and can we just take a minute to love on these photos. Every once in a while I style and photograph something that just makes me giddy with the end results- this was one of those. ok, ok on to the recipe for this awesome veggie cous-cous salad!
I think this recipe would be just as good with any other grain like farro or quinoa, which adds some more protein to the dish, however in my house I live with a quinoa hater so I made it with cous-cous. Every once in a while I try not to ignore his distaste for quinoa, but I love it!
When you are cooking your veggies you’ll add less olive oil than you normally would because the sun-dried tomatoes add a lot of oil to the pan, the same reason you really don’t need a “dressing” with this salad. When you toss all the ingredients it comes together quite nicely.
This dish is a perfect vegetarian dinner for two, side salad or lunch. The flavor is really really good thanks to the goat cheese mix and all those lovely sun-dried tomatoes. What do you make with sun-dried tomatoes? Please tell me so I can make more recipes with my new favorite ingredient. 🙂
An easy vegetarian meal that will fill you up and tastes delicious.
Make this sun-dried tomato, mushroom and bell peeper cous-cous salad for an easy and healthy dinner
Sun-dried Tomato, Mushroom, and Bell Pepper Cous-Cous Salad a delicious healthy vegetarian dinner.
This recipe for Sun-dried tomato, mushroom, and bell pepper cous-cous salad is a delicious healthy vegetarian dinner.
1 Box Garlic Israeli Couscous- about 2 cups
2 Cups water
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 Big Portabella mushroom sliced
1 Red bell pepper – Julianne sliced
1 Orange or Yellow bell Pepper – Julianne sliced
1/2 Cup Sun-dried tomatoes in olive oil, chopped and divided into 2 1/4 cup portions
1 Log honey goat cheese
1/2 cup Mayo
1 Tsp Fresh Rosemary finely chopped
1-2 Cups Arugula
Cook the cous-cous according to the package directions, when done set aside.
IIn a large skillet or saute pan over medium heat add the olive oil, mushrooms, 1/4 cup of sun-dried tomatoes and bell peppers and cook until soft but still a little crunch to the peppers, about 8-10 minutes.
In a medium bowl mix goat cheese, the last 1/4 cup of sun-dried tomatoes and rosemary; mix until well combined.
To make the salad either toss all ingredients together- cous-cous, cooked veggies, goat cheese blend and arugula. OR Layer salad as pictures with a large circle cookie cutter. First press the cous-cous down into the cookie cutter, then add veggies, top with a dollop of goat cheese blend and then finish with arugula.
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