Cucumber-Mint-Couscous Stuffed Tomatoes

Cucumber-Mint-Couscous Stuffed Tomatoes
 
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Ingredients

Ingredients
Method
 
  • ¾ cup couscous (dry)
  • Generous ¾ cup water (or skimpy 1 cup)
  • 1 cup chopped mint
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 1 15-oz can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • ½ cup roasted red peppers, diced
  • 1/3 cup capers
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 12 medium tomatoes, tops sliced off and innards scooped out
Bring the water to a boil over high heat and add the couscous. Cover, remove from heat, and let sit for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.
In a large mixing bowl, add the mint, cucumber, chickpeas, roasted red pepper, and capers. Toss well.
In a small bowl, combine the lemon juice, olive oil, paprika, cumin and salt. Add ground black pepper to taste.
Add the couscous to the large bowl with the vegetables and mix well. Pour the lemon-oil-spice dressing over the couscous salad and mix well.
Scoop ½ cup of the couscous salad into each tomato. Top with ground black pepper, if you like, and serve.

Cucumber-Mint-Couscous Stuffed Tomatoes

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Couscous with cucumber, mint, and assorted vegetables is a pretty standard salad, but I like to add a little twist by stuffing the salad into hollowed-out tomatoes.
This recipe makes 12 stuffed tomatoes which you can serve singly as a side, or in multiples to make a main dish.

Method


Bring the water to a boil over high heat and add the couscous. Cover, remove from heat, and let sit for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.
In a large mixing bowl, add the mint, cucumber, chickpeas, roasted red pepper, and capers. Toss well.
In a small bowl, combine the lemon juice, olive oil, paprika, cumin and salt. Add ground black pepper to taste.
Add the couscous to the large bowl with the vegetables and mix well. Pour the lemon-oil-spice dressing over the couscous salad and mix well.
Scoop ½ cup of the couscous salad into each tomato. Top with ground black pepper, if you like, and serve.
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