My latest addiction in the kitchen is pearl couscous, also known as Israeli couscous. Pearl couscous is larger than the regular kind and maintains its shape and texture better. It acts much more like pasta and is super versatile. This pearl couscous salad recipe is so versatile it’s more a series of guidelines for you to build your own customised version.
In some places, pearl couscous is a bit hard to find but check your international and pasta sections. Of course, you can always find it on Amazon. Here are a few options:
- I’m a big fan of Red Mill’s products and they have a variety of pearl couscous options in natural, whole wheat, and tri-color.
- Another good choice is WildRoots Organic Pearl Couscous
- Or if you want to buy in bulk, try Roland Israeli Couscous
You can do so many things with pearl couscous. It’s great in soups. You can cook it a bit like risotto. It also works either hot or cold meaning it’s a great alternative to pasta salad.
I’ve made a couple of variations of this summer salad and I’m in love. It’s so versatile you can use whatever you have on hand. You can add or switch ingredients as you see fit but here is my starting recipe.
Have fun! If you make it let me know what you put in it.