Couscous Salad with fresh pesto

Preparation and cooking Time: 15 min

Ingredients for 4 people

  • 4 cups dry couscous
  • 5 cups water
  • 1/4 cup Principe di Gerace organic extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 4 large diced tomatoes,
  • 30g. mozarella cheese, cubed

For fresh pesto sauce:

  • 50g fresh basil
  • 1 cup Principe di Gerace organic extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup Principe di Gerace garlic flavoured extra virgin olive oil
  • a handful of nuts (pine nuts, almonds or nuts)


Mix the water, olive oil, and salt into a large pot. Bring to boil and add couscous to boiling water. Remove from heat immediately and let couscous stand for some minutes (five or six)

Fluff the couscous with a fork, breaking up any large lumps. Carry out this operation gently.

Prepare the pesto sauce putting together all the ingredients in a mixer.

Stir pesto sauce into couscous; distribute gently. Let couscous cool for one hour.

Add diced tomatoes and cubed mozzarella cheese to couscous/pesto mixture.

Serve cold.

Enjoy it!