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Recipe By: Rachel Gitlin Serving Size: 6 Preparation Time: 0:00 Categories: Ethnic Fruit Pasta Morocco 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1 tablespoon fresh mint minced 1/2 cup fennel diced 1/3 cup pine nuts toasted 1 tablespoon za'atar optional 3 cups couscous seeds from 1 pomegranate, or substitute dried cranberries In a large mixing bowl whisk together olive oil, vinegar, salt, fresh mint, fennel, pine nuts and za'atar if available. Add couscous and gently incorporate dressing and couscous with a fork. Add pomegranate seeds and again gently fold through but this time with a spoon. Allow salad to remain at room temperature for a half an hour so that flavors can blossom. Notes: za'atar: Definition: [ZAH-tar] Popular throughout Turkey and North Africa, zahtar is a spice blend comprised of sesame seeds mixed with powdered sumac and dried thyme. It's sprinkled over meats and vegetables, or mixed with oil as a spread for bread. Zahtar can be found in Middle Eastern markets.

Couscous with Pomegranate, Mint and Pine Nuts


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Recipe By: Rachel Gitlin
Serving Size: 6
Preparation Time: 0:00
Categories: Ethnic Fruit
Pasta Morocco

2 tablespoons extra virgin
olive oil
3 tablespoons
red
wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon
sea
salt
1 tablespoon fresh
mint minced
1/2 cup
fennel diced
1/3 cup pine
nuts toasted
1 tablespoon za'atar optional
3 cups
couscous
seeds from 1
pomegranate, or substitute
dried cranberries

In a large mixing bowl
whisk together
olive oil, vinegar, salt, fresh mint, fennel, pine nuts and za'atar if available. Add couscous and gently incorporate dressing and couscous with a fork. Add pomegranate seeds and again gently fold through but this time with a spoon. Allow salad to remain at room temperature for a half an hour so that flavors can blossom.

Notes: za'atar:

Definition: [ZAH-
tar] Popular throughout
Turkey and North Africa, zahtar is a spice blend comprised of sesame seeds mixed with powdered sumac and dried thyme. It's sprinkled over meats and vegetables, or mixed with oil as a spread for bread. Zahtar can be found in Middle Eastern markets.


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