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    Couscous Salad

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    mersaydees's Note:

    This is based on a recipe from Alessandra Avallone's book, The Complete Book of Salads. I'm always on the lookout for a great couscous salad, and I stumbled upon this recipe which I like a lot.

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    1. 1
      In medium saucepan, boil 1 1/4 cups salted water.
    2. 2
      Add turmeric and 1 tablespoon oil, then the couscous.
    3. 3
      Remove from heat, cover, and allow to stand 5 minutes.
    4. 4
      Turn the couscous out onto a flat platter and separate grains with a fork.
    5. 5
      Heat 4 tablespoon oil in a frying pan and add the garlic and cumin seeds.
    6. 6
      Add the diced vegetables and saute for 10 minutes, seasoning with salt and pepper.
    7. 7
      Mix the couscous and vegetables together in a large bowl and stir well.
    8. 8
      Sprinkle with chilli powder or paprika.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 02, 2013


      Delicious salad. I did add greater quantities of the veggies because we love our summer veggies. I thought the recipe was very flavourful and do have to take issue with Chef Dudo for saying this recipe needed jalapeno or tabasco - it is a Tunisian recipe and complies to that part of the world. Heat is not applied everywhere and to everything!

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    • on August 20, 2013


      This is a fab dish either cold, hot or at room temperature. Easy to make with mostly things that are on hand. I did not really change anything, maybe less oil and more veg. We all really enjoyed it. Made for ZWT 9.

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    • on May 01, 2008


      We liked it but found it a bit bland. maybe a jalapeno or two would have been nice. Or some tabasco. Used about 1/8 teaspoon turmeric and cut down the oil to one tablespoon. This salad is very colorful and looks very nice, just a little more heat is needed which I will add the next time I make it. Made for PAC Spring '08. Thanks for posting.

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    Nutritional Facts for Couscous Salad

    Serving Size: 1 (273 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 290.7
    Calories from Fat 9
    Total Fat 1.0 g
    Saturated Fat 0.1 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 14.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 60.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 8.6 g
    Sugars 4.7 g
    Protein 10.5 g

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