Recipe for Cool Large Lima Beans and Couscous Salad

Recipe Ingredients:
1/2 cup  Lima Beans
1/4 cup  Olive Oil
1 1/2 tbsp  Sherry Vinegar
1/4 tsp  Cumin (Ground)
1/8 tsp  Black Pepper
  Zest of 1/2 Lemon
2 cloves  Garlic, minced
1/4  Medium Green Bell Pepper, diced
1/4  Medium Sweet Red Bell Pepper, diced
2 tbsp  Red Onion, diced
1 1/4 cups  Vegetable Stock
1 cup  Golden Couscous

Cooking Directions:
1.  To Prepare Beans: Pour 3 cups boiling water over the beans, cover and let sit for 1 hour. Drain. Add fresh water to cover by 1 inch and simmer until tender. Start checking for doneness at 60 minutes.

2.  To Prepare Couscous: In a small saucepan, heat vegetable stock with a dash of olive oil until simmering, stir in couscous, remove form heat, cover and let sit for 5 minutes. Stir with a fork to break up any lumps.

3.  To Prepare Salad: Whisk together reamining oil, vinegar, cumin, black pepper, lemon zest and garlic; add red and green diced peppers and diced onion and mix well.

4.  Mix cooled couscous with cool and drained beans and toss with dressing and vegetable mixture.

5.  Makes 3 to 4 servings.

    Couscous Couscous
Couscous is a coarsely ground semolina pasta made from the hard part of the wheat. It makes an excellent side dish instead of rice. It tasts great when mixed with other herbs, meats, or fish.

Ground Cumin Ground Cumin
Ground cumin is used as a spice for its distinctive aroma, popular in North African, Middle Eastern, Western Chinese, Indian, Cuban and Mexican cuisine. Its distinctive flavor is due to its essential oil content. Cumin is used to season many dishes and is identified mostly with Indian and Mexican cuisine. Makes a wonderful addition to curries, tacos, enchiladas, and any Tex-Mex dishes.

Lima Beans Lima Beans
All natural delicious dried lima beans. Soak overnight and boil for 30 minutes for perfect lima beans.

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