I love this little salad, it combines sweet and savory and makes a perfect little snack or light lunch.
Israelian Couscous Salad
3tbsp olive oil, divided
½cup pine nuts
½ cup shallots, finely chopped
½ large cinnamon stick
1 bay leaf
1 ¾cups chicken broth
¼ cup Parsley, minced
Juice and zest of ½ lemon
2.Heat 1 tbsp Olive Oil in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Add pine nuts and stir until goldn brown. Transfer to a small bowl.
3.Melt remaining 2 tbsp Olive Oil in the same pan over medium heat. Add shallots and saute until golden.
Add couscous, cinnamon and bay leaf, and stir often until couscous browns slightly. Add broth and salt and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until liquid is absorbed and couscous is tender (approx. 15minutes).
5.Remove from heat and stir in parsley, pine nuts and lemon zest. Add the raisins for a savory sweet taste. Season with black pepper to taste