I need to start by saying, AH! Life has been crazy!!!! Our closing date just got moved up by a week so needless to say, we have been spending our spare time packing and wrapping furniture. It is getting very real and a bit scary! Theres a ton to do in the next two weekends! Now if you were to step into my house this morning you would see that the room that has been the least packed up, well its my kitchen of course! Yea, I have more kitchen tools left out then I have clothes in my closet. What a process!!!
I’ve recently fallen in love with couscous as a side dish that you can really do so many different things with. We are finally seeing true signs of spring and like i’ve said before, to me that excites me because we can really dive into light and refreshing meals. This past weekend was well, very gloomy and rainy but there was a lot to celebrate including my Ry guys 3rd birthday. I made this beautiful Mediterranean Couscous Salad as part of my spread for the family gathering. Pearl couscous tossed with crisp cucumbers, sweet grape tomatoes and salty kalamata olives. The salad is simply dressed with olive oil, fresh lemon juice, salt, pepper and fresh chopped parsley.
This salad is definitely going to be a go to this summer, especially once the Jersey tomatoes are ready to go! This salad would go great with grilled chicken or shrimp. I’ve got a really Quick & East Garlic and Herb Marinade that would work for the chicken or shrimp and pair perfectly with this salad! This marinade is one of my most pinned recipes and for good reason, its delicious!