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A cold pasta salad can go a long way. This Greek-style couscous salad is perfect for any time of year, especially summertime!
In a saucepan, heat a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil over medium high heat. Add the couscous and cook until slightly brown, about 5 minutes. Add the water and the kosher salt and bring to a boil. Lower the heat to a simmer, cover and cook for about 10 minutes or until all the water is absorbed and the couscous is al dente. Remove from heat, and set aside to cool.
In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining ½ cup of oil, balsamic vinegar, 1 teaspoon sea salt, ½ teaspoon ground pepper, cayenne and paprika until smooth. Set aside.
In a large bowl combine the cooked couscous, dressing, cucumber, tomatoes, red onion, oregano, feta and almonds. Toss to combine and adjust seasoning to taste by adding salt and/or more pepper.
Refrigerate for at least an hour to allow the flavors to meld and serve cold.
Nancy is the Coupon Clipping Cook, which means she not only has an astounding number of recipes to share with us (her TK recipe box is busting at the seams!) but she's also got loads of money-saving tips in her blog (she worked at a grocery store for a number of years, so she knows her stuff). She has some pretty amazing creations, like Roasted Garlic Potato Soup and Nutty Coconut Chicken. Go check them out!
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