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 couscous. Let stand for
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.