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Couscous Salad

Making the dish and wishing it were summer already thanks to the start of Daylight Savings.  The light refreshing flavors make this a great appetizer option.

Recipe adapted from Food Network

Ingredients: 1 cup uncooked couscous, 1 1/4 cups chicken broth, 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, 2 tbsp fresh lime juice, 1 tsp vinegar, 1/2 tsp ground cumin, 1 chopped red bell pepper, 1/4 cup chopped cilantro, 1 cup corn kernels, 2 cans black beans

1. Bring chicken broth to a boil and cook the couscous in it.

2. In a separate bowl, mix together the vinegar, olive oil, and cumin.  Then add in the corn, bell peppers, drained beans, and cilantro.

3. Mix in the couscous and toss well before serving.

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We’re back after some time away spent moving to a new (but still tiny) apartment!

Corn is one of my favorite vegetables in the summer.  It lends well to classic summer flavors, whether grilled or freshly chopped in salads.  I was craving a dense and flavorful corn dish, so I whipped up some elote today.

Elote is a popular Mexican street food consisting of corn on the cob topped with butter, mayonnaise (or sour cream/crema), cotija cheese*, cayenne pepper, and lime juice.

*Cotija cheese can be hard to find in grocery stores – easy substitutions include Parmesan and feta.

1. Cook the corn.  I steamed them, but you can grill, bake, broil, or microwave them.

2. Spread on the butter, followed by the mayo.

Not exactly a bikini-friendly food…

3. Sprinkle on the cheese.

4. Slice up some limes and add as much cayenne pepper as you can handle.

Best to smear it all over and then eat – keep extra napkins on hand!

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