White Bean and Pearl Couscous Salad
Added by kitchenthymes | Tue 12 Jul 2011 @ 16:59
The perfect Meatless Monday meal- leeks, peppers, and zucchini over a salad of white beans, pearl couscous and salad greens, topped with goat\'s cheese.
1 cup of pearl couscous
1 14- ounce can of northern white beans, drained and rinsed
2 red peppers, cubed
2 zucchini, cubed
2 leeks, rinsed and sliced
6 ounces of your favorite salad greens
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 clove of garlic, minced
1 ounce of goat\'s cheese
salt and pepper to taste
Boil the couscous in 1 1/2 cups of water until tender. Remove it from the heat, drain it and rinse it in cold water to stop the cooking process. Add it to a large bowl.
Drain and rinse the beans and add them to the bowl of couscous.
In a large skillet, add in the olive oil, garlic, red peppers, zucchini, and leeks and cover them, stirring occasionally for 10 minutes. Once tender, remove them from the heat, and let them cool. Once they are cool, add them to the couscous and bean mixture, with all of the juices in the pan.
Mix in the salad greens, and top with the goat\'s cheese.