Alright, so I am no cooking expert like my friend Jackie. Seriously, if you want great recipe ideas, go to her blog!
However, I have a recipe that is SUPER simple and easy peasy, and healthy to boot! I forget the real name for this dish, so I'll just call it Turkish Tabouli, because it is like tabouli, but without all that parsley.
1 cup cous cous
2 to 3 lemons
Cook the cous cous so that it is fluffy (follow directions on the box). Scoop into a large bowl.
Chop up your vegetables. The amount of vegetables you use is truly up to you! I love putting EXTRA tomato, but that's just me :) My mom also prefers to skin the cucumbers; however, it's to your discretion.
Keep in mind that the key ingredient here is the mint, so make sure to add plenty of that!
Mix vegetables and mint with the cous cous, also stirring in your desired amount of olive oil (think 3 tablespoons) to make the combination less dry. Add lemon juice to the mixture and stir (I like to add about 2 lemons worth of juice). Add salt and pepper to taste.
Chill in the refrigerator for an hour before serving. Provide a couple lemon wedges on the side when you do serve it!
There you go...I told you it was easy. It's almost TOO easy! Enjoy! And happy friday!!