When I saw this couscous recipe I couldn’t wait to try it. Couscous, fresh mozzarella, artichokes, and roasted red peppers are just a few of my absolute favorite foods. Putting them all in a bowl together? Amazing. This is the perfect side dish for an outdoor picnic or summer meal. It has very distinct flavors mixed into it so there is no need for a “dressing”. Simple olive oil and balsamic vinegar tie this dish together.
Bell Pepper and Fresh Mozzarella Couscous (adapted from Cooking Light )
¾ c. water
1 c. uncooked couscous
1 t. salt
½ c. chopped roasted red peppers
½ c. marinated artichoke hearts, chopped
¼ c. fresh mozzarella, chopped
1 t. oregano
1 t. Italian seasoning
1 T. balsamic vinegar
1 t. olive oil
1 t. black pepper
1. Cook the couscous according to the package directions.
2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl combine the red pepper, artichokes, and mozzarella. Top with salt, oregano, and Italian seasoning. Stir gently.
3. Gently mix in the couscous. Stir in the balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Add black pepper to taste. Chill for 1 hour.