This is a great, easy to put together recipe. I left out the lemon juice, the 1/4 cup water, salt and pepper. Instead, I mixed together 1 T. olive oil and a little less than 1 T. balsamic vinegar, then drizzled it over the couscous and mixed it together. I also didn't add as much cucumber because I'm not a huge fan, but that's just personal preference. I gave it 4 stars because of the changes I made. This is always a HUGE hit at parties, though!
I didn't love this as much as I expected to. The oregano was very prominent and I felt the dressing could have used a little more zing - maybe a dash of red wine vinegar. Otherwise, it was easy to put together, and very filling. I took this for lunch every day for a week & it kept me full and energized all afternoon.
If you like traditional greek flavors you'll love this recipe. It's very filling!
"Outstanding" is right. What a delicious, flavorful, culturally-inspired dish. I love it and devour every grain. My husband enjoys making it so much that he offers to cook this dish frequently. Lucky me! If you like couscous, this is probably the best recipe I've ever tried if not the best preparation (restaurants included) I've ever tasted.