Great Tastes of Manitoba

Mediterranean Mushrooms & Coucous

| Servings: 6-8

Ingredients

Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) canola oil
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) lemon juice
  • 3 Tbsp (45 mL) fresh chopped oregano (or 1 Tbsp/15 mL dried oregano)
  • 3 Tbsp (45 mL) fresh chopped basil (or 1 Tbsp/15 mL dried basil)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Salad:

  • 1 cup (250 mL) couscous
  • 2 cups (500 mL) sliced fresh white OR crimini mushrooms
  • 1 cup (250 mL) canned chick peas, drained
  • 1 red pepper, seeded, chopped
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) chopped green onions
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) crumbled Feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) pine nuts or walnuts
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) sliced, pitted black olives for garnish (optional)

Directions

 

Dressing:

  1. In small bowl whisk together oil, lemon juice, oregano, basil, salt and pepper. Set aside.

Salad:

  1. Prepare couscous according to package directions.
  2. In large bowl combine couscous with remaining ingredients.
  3. Pour dressing mixture over. Mix well. Refrigerate.
  4. Garnish with olives when serving, if desired.

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