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Couscous Salad

Pretty please with dried cherries on top... That's what you'll be saying when you get a taste of this couscous salad that's lacking lettuce but chock full of other goodies.


Couscous Salad

Ingredients

For 4 people

  • 5 1/4 floz water
  • 1/2 cup(s) couscous, uncooked
  • 1/3 cup(s) dried cherries (tart or sour cherries), coarsely chopped
  • 1/3 cup(s) coarsely chopped carrots
  • 1/3 cup(s) chopped cucumber
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 2 tablespoon(s) aged balsamic vinegar or raspberry vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon(s) extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 teaspoon(s) Dijon-style mustard
  • 1 dash(es) salt, to taste
  • 1 dash(es) pepper, to taste

Directions

In a medium-size saucepan, bring water to a boil; stir in couscous. Remove from heat and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes. Uncover, fluff with a fork, and let cool an additional 10 minutes. Stir in dried cherries, carrots, cucumber, and green onions; mix well. In a small bowl, combine balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and mustard; mix well. Pour over couscous mixture; stir to coat all ingredients. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

Nutrition facts

  • Kcal: 120.65 kcal
  • Fibers (g): 1.16g
  • Sodium (mg): 141.43mg
  • Carbs: 20.06g
  • Fat: 3.53g
  • Saturated fat (g): 0.49g
  • Proteins: 1.09g