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Smoked Mozzarella, Fruit and Almond Couscous
10 garlic cloves (I suggest skipping to step one with these puppies before prepping the rest)
1 tbs honey
1/4 c. fresh parsley, coarsely chopped
6 oz smoked mozzarella, chopped1/2 c. almonds, chopped
2 red delicious apples
juice from 1/2 lemon
1 c. couscous (to prepare according to package directions)
1/2 c. craisins
2 tbs EVOO
2 tbs balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 350. Peel the garlic cloves. Lay on a square sheet of aluminum foil (large enough to create a sealed pocket in which to roast the garlic) and drizzle with honey and a splash of white white. The garlic will roast in the oven for around 40 minutes. (This will smell amazing!)
Meanwhile, prep the rest of the ingredients. Chop your cheese, parsley, and almonds. Chop the apples and toss in a small bowl with lemon juice, then fill the bowl with enough water to soak the apple pieces.
Then, heat a medium frying pan over medium heat. Add chopped almonds and cooked until toasted, stirring often. This will take between 5-10 minutes, depending on the coarseness of your chop. While the almonds are toasting, prepare the cup of couscous, according to package directions.
Once both are finished, in a large bowl, combine the vinegar and EVOO with a whisk. Add the couscous (make sure to get to the "fluffed" stage first!!), almonds, apples (drain first), parsley, craisins and mozzarella and stir until combined. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve (or refrigerate to serve as a cold salad later).
|Honey bear = still one of my favorite things ever.|
|Great breath all around!|
|Just had to take the opportunity to show off my chopper here...|
|Bun's like parsley too!|
|Everything prepped.. and then pretend you're on TV!|