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This is my favorite summer dish and like most of my recipes, its conception stems from what’s on hand. This is something you can make very quickly so keep this recipe in mind when you get that last minute invite. It makes a great side to grilled veggies and burgers. It is also satisfying enough to be a main dish. The leftovers pack up well for a lunch for the next day.

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1 cup of prepared whole wheat couscous (I prefer Trader Joe’s Brand)
the juice of 2 lemons
2 carrots
2 cloves of garlic, finely minced
1/2 of an english cucumber
1 tomato
1/2 cup of chopped fresh parsley
1/8 cup of chopped fresh dill
1 Tbs. dried dill
1 Tbs. sea salt

Chop all veggies into nickel sized pieces. Add the lemon juice directly to the couscous as it fluffs. When it is cool to the touch and fluffy combine it with the veggies and chopped herbs. Mix well and add dried dill, salt and pepper to taste. refrigerate for 30 min. Serves 4 as a main dish & 6 as a side.

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