Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Peach Couscous

Over the weekend, I was lucky enough to attend the wedding shower for the wonderful Olga Diego (remember her from these photos?).  She is marrying the equally sweet and adorable Chester next month here in Atlanta, so a group of us got together to celebrate their new life together.  It was a lovely event!

In between courses of chilled green tomato gazpacho (above) and apricot & vanilla cake (below), we were served a side of couscous with peaches and red onion.  I'm probably really late to this flavor train, but what an amazing combination!

As soon as I got home from the party, I added that dish to our list of meals for this week, and I'm tempted to make it every week until peaches aren't in season.  It's that good.  And simple!  There are 5 ingredients in this perfect end-of-summer dish, and would be a great side for a potluck or barbecue.  Picture sweet, soft peaches with the tang of red onions and earthiness of couscous.  Toss in some lemon juice and olive oil, and you're done!  Flavor heaven!

Peach Couscous
2 c. prepared couscous (just follow instructions on box)
1 peach, chopped into roughly 1-inch cubes
1/4 red onion, diced
Juice of 1 lemon
1/4 c. olive oil
Salt to taste

Combine everything in a bowl, and toss to coat.  Add chopped parsley if desired.

We savored this on Sunday night with some filets and asparagus.  It was wonderful!


  1. I have some fresh peaches from the market - I will have to make this on the weekend - yum. And congratulations to Olga and Chester - they are a very sweet couple.

  2. I made this for a picnic this weekend - and it was yummy. Thanks for the recipe! I even passed it on to someone at the grocery store.