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Toasted Couscous Tomato Salad

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The couscous is lightly toasted in olive oil giving it a distinctive nutty flavor. So good. There aren’t a lot of ingredients in this one. That’s the beauty of it. The simplicity of it allows the fresh flavors to shine through.

40MIN

Total Cooking Time

14

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Honey Vinaigrette
1/2 cup
Canola Oil
Neutral Oil
1/3 cup
White Balsamic Vinegar
Golden Balsamic Vinegar
2 Tbsp
1/2 Tbsp
Shallots , minced
Red Onion
1/4 tsp
Freshly Ground Black Pepper
Toasted Couscous & Tomato Salad
2 cups
Cherry Tomatoes
Grape Tomatoes
2 Tbsp
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
1 tsp
Freshly Ground Black Pepper
1 cup
Israeli Couscous
1 1/2 cups
Water
1/3 cup
1/4 cup
Shaved Parmesan Cheese
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Step 1
Combine Canola Oil (1/2 cup) , White Balsamic Vinegar (1/3 cup) , Honey (2 Tbsp) , Shallots (1/2 Tbsp) , Kosher Salt (1/4 tsp) , and Freshly Ground Black Pepper (1/4 tsp) in a clean jar.
Step 2
Cover with lid, and shake until fully blended. Use immediately, or chill until ready to use. Store in the refrigerator for up to one week.
Step 3
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
Step 4
Toss together Cherry Tomatoes (2 cups) , Kosher Salt (1 tsp) , Freshly Ground Black Pepper (1 tsp) , and Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (1 Tbsp) on a rimmed baking sheet.
Step 5
Bake in preheated oven until tomatoes burst and caramelize, about 15 minutes.
Step 6
While tomatoes are roasting, heat Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (1 Tbsp) in a saucepan over medium heat. Add Israeli Couscous (1 cup) and cook, stirring continuously, until couscous turns golden and smells toasty, 4 to 5 minutes.
Step 7
Add Water (1 1/2 cups) and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer until couscous is tender, about 10 minutes.
Step 8
Transfer couscous to a serving bowl. Add Honey Vinaigrette and toss to coat. Gently stir in roasted tomatoes and Italian Flat-Leaf Parsley (1/3 cup) .
Step 9
Top with Shaved Parmesan Cheese (1/4 cup) . Serve while still warm. Enjoy!

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