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    Couscous Salad

    Couscous Salad. Photo by I'mPat

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    20 mins

    15 mins

    5 mins

    Southern Bette's Note:

    This is always a hit for potlucks in the summer, but my husband loves for me to make it at home all the time. I like to pair it with falafel balls, stir fried tofu, or any other Greek, middle eastern, or vegetarian dish. It taste delicious served on a bed of crisp, whole romaine leaves for a light lunch or dinner. Adjust the jalapeno pepper to taste. Enjoy!

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Heat olive oil in a saucepan. Add green onions, garlic, and cumin. Stir fry for 1 minute.
    2. 2
      Add broth and bring to a boil. Remove from heat, stir in couscous, and cover. Let set for 10 minutes.
    3. 3
      Pour couscous into a medium bowl and add remaining ingredients except pine nuts. Mix everything together and season with salt and pepper to taste.
    4. 4
      Cover and chill for at least an hour. Sprinkle with toasted pine nuts and serve.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 24, 2013

      45

      Flavour wise great but had some problems with the cooking of the recipe, I added hot stock/broth to the mix, took of the heat and covered and 10 minutes later well I really had to work to separate the grains of couscous so they were fluffy but still ended up with some small lumps, so I think if would sauté the vegies up as per direction and then add to the couscous and then had hot broth/stock, cover and then fluff with a fork. I did use dried chilli flakes in place of the jalapeno and as we are not big fans of cilantro/coriander I used sweet basil which went well with the tomatoes. Thank you Southern Bette, made for Name that Ingredient tag game.

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    • on April 14, 2008

      55

      Very good! It has been a few years since I had couscous. This was a very nice change for spring. Very forgiving. Even with out the pine nuts and vegetable broth(just used water). It is also a nice change from the usual flavor of mint. Mint is nice but tends to be a little over powering in some recipes. Will make this one again.

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    Nutritional Facts for Couscous Salad

    Serving Size: 1 (104 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 242.2
     
    Calories from Fat 113
    46%
    Total Fat 12.5 g
    19%
    Saturated Fat 1.2 g
    6%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 8.6 mg
    0%
    Total Carbohydrate 27.8 g
    9%
    Dietary Fiber 2.8 g
    11%
    Sugars 1.8 g
    7%
    Protein 6.0 g
    12%

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    vegetable broth

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