Black Bean and Tomato Couscous

A perfect summertime salad to take on a picnic…

2 tsp grated lime zest
2 T fresh lime juice
2 T melted butter
1 T vegetable or canola oil
1 tsp sugar
1 cup couscous
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
1/2 green pepper, chopped
4 scallions, chopped
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
Crushed red pepper, to taste
Salt and pepper, to taste

Cook couscous according to package directions. Fluff with a fork when done.

Whisk together lime zest, lime juice, butter, oil, sugar, salt and pepper in a large bowl.

Add couscous to dressing, add remaining ingredients, stir. Chill in frig before serving for best results.

We had this with cheeseburgers from the grill and watermelon….a great summer meal.

Did I change anything? I added the green pepper and the crushed red pepper to the recipe. Also, this was supposed to be made with quinoa, but I didn’t have any, so I made it with couscous.

What did the family think? Hubby LOVED it! I liked it, too. Our oldest ate some, but I think it had too much cilantro for him and our youngest spied the beans and wouldn’t touch it.


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