couscous salad

couscous

Saturday night I realized that I needed a side dish to take to the church covered dish luncheon and I was at a loss. I had cous cous and some fresh veggies so I whipped up a fresh spring salad. It was delish, light and relativity healthy!

Here is how it went:

Cous Cous Salad

1 box of cous cous, cooked as directed

2 cucumbers, seeded and chopped

6 Roma tomatoes, chopped

1/2 Vidalia onion, chopped fine

8 oz crumbled Feta cheese

1/2 c olive oil

1/4 c balsamic vinegar

salt  pepper to taste

fresh oregano, flat leaf parsley, and mint

lemon zest

cook cous cous as box states, set to side; chop all your veggies, add spices, vinegar and oil, toss the feta and add cous cous. Chill for several hours or overnight.

ENJOY- Bird

Blue Cheese Cole Slaw

bbq

 

I have been on a quest since eating at The Boat House in Charleston, SC to find a recipe for this yummy slaw. I have tried a few and non were quit right.UNTIL I found Katie who ironically lives in Charleston but, loves CAROLINA TARHEELS! I have been making this slaw for years now and thought it deserved its on  post!

You can find her exact recipe HERE

Blue Cheese Slaw
1 bag of Coleslaw  Mix
4 oz Blue Cheese 
4 slices cooked & crumbled bacon (all that would fit on my pan!)
2 tablespoons of honey 
1/2 cup of mayo 
2 tablespoons of Red Wine Vinegar
Salt & Pepper to taste
Whisk mayo, honey & vinegar until even consistency. Add blue cheese, & salt/pepper. Toss the coleslaw mix with the sauce. Chill for at least 2 hours. Top with crispy bacon. ENJOY!

xoxo,Bird