Roasted Cherry Tomato & Thyme Couscous Salad Recipe

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Roasted Cherry Tomato & Thyme Couscous Salad

We’re at that time in the summertime the place I’m beginning to marvel: is an indoor herb backyard doable? I like having a ton of recent herbs round and I’m actually going to overlook them after they’re gone. They’re so scrumptious and oh so PRETTY. I typically get requested about my meals pictures/styling suggestions and my finest tip is at all times: No matter dish you’ve got, smother it in herbs!

Other than plenty of recent thyme and basil, this recipe is all in regards to the tomatoes. I sluggish roast half of them, and put the opposite half uncooked into the salad. It’s a candy, tangy, bursty, crunchy, herb-y gem of a late-summer salad.

Right here’s what’s in it, besides I forgot to incorporate the recent basil on this photograph. Simply don’t overlook to incorporate it within the recipe once you make it 🙂


Roasted Cherry Tomato & Thyme Couscous Salad

First, I roast the tomatoes. This isn’t a troublesome step, nevertheless it takes awhile for them to shrivel up and get good and concentrated. I recommend beginning these proper once you get residence… have a glass of wine, verify your e mail… do something in addition to stare on the oven ready to your tomatoes. They’ll be finished very quickly and your kitchen will odor superb. Notice: if it’s too sizzling to show your oven on, you’ll be able to roast them at a decrease temp for an extended period of time in order to not warmth up your kitchen.


Roasted Cherry Tomato & Thyme Couscous Salad

As soon as the tomatoes are roasted, prep all the pieces else and toss all of it collectively in an enormous bowl. High with an abundance of recent herbs and a beneficiant drizzle of olive oil. Serve this couscous salad with a protein if you happen to like, or simply by itself (chickpeas = protein).

That is additionally scrumptious the following day for lunch. On day 2, I like so as to add a little bit bit extra lemon and an additional pinch of salt.

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Roasted Cherry Tomato & Thyme Couscous Salad


Roasted Cherry Tomato & Thyme Couscous Salad

 

  • four cups cherry tomatoes, (half for roasting, half uncooked)
  • Additional-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
  • 1 cup dry Israeli couscous
  • 1½ cups cooked chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, extra if desired
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Leaves from 6 sprigs recent thyme, extra for garnish
  • ¼ cup recent basil, extra for garnish
  • 2 Persian cucumbers, thinly sliced
  • ⅓ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • Sea salt and freshly floor black pepper
  1. Roast the cherry tomatoes (this step may be made upfront): Preheat the oven to 300°F. Slice 2 cups of the cherry tomatoes in half, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkles of salt and pepper, and place lower aspect up on a baking sheet. Roast 60 to 90 minutes (the time will rely on the dimensions and juiciness of the tomatoes), or till shriveled and browned across the edges. Take away from the oven and put aside.
  2. Cook dinner the couscous in accordance with the bundle instructions till al dente, about 9 minutes. Drain and put aside to chill.
  3. Improve the oven warmth to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the chickpeas on the baking sheet and toss with a drizzle of olive oil and sprinkles of salt and pepper. Roast 20 minutes, or till crispy. Take away from the oven and toss with the smoked paprika.
  4. Within the backside of a big bowl, mix 1 tablespoon of olive oil, the lemon juice, garlic, thyme, ¼ teaspoon salt, and several other grinds of black pepper. Add the cooled couscous and toss. Slice the remaining uncooked cherry tomatoes in half and add them to the bowl with the roasted tomatoes, the chickpeas, basil, cucumbers, and feta. High with extra recent herbs and a beneficiant drizzle of olive oil. Season to style.

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