Fresh basil and fresh tomatoes - not the
ones that taste like
cardboard - are necessary for this recipe. Fortunately, even in
the winter you can find both in the supermarket. The tomatoes
taste like tomatoes should, too. I've made this for a few parties.
|couscous and basil||xxxx||serves 6|
|1 cup water||1 large tomato, chopped|
|1/2 cup olive oil||2 Tbsp wine vinegar|
|1 cup couscous||1 cup chopped fresh basil|
|1 small onion, minced||fresh ground pepper|
|Bring water to a boil with 1 Tbsp of the
olive oil. Remove from heat and add
5 minutes. Add the onion and tomato and stir, breaking up clumps. In a blender mix the remaining
olive oil and the vinegar and basil until smooth. Add to the couscous. Stir and season with pepper.