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    Couscous Salad with Dried Cranberries and Pecans

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    22 mins

    15 mins

    7 mins

    Mirj's Note:

    I love couscous salads, you could almost say I collect them!

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    Lemon Dressing


    1. 1
      Toast the pecans in a shallow pan in a preheated 350-degree oven until very fragrant, about 7 minutes.
    2. 2
      Set aside to cool.
    3. 3
      Place the couscous, cranberries, and turmeric in a large bowl.
    4. 4
      Pour in the boiling water, stir, then cover the bowl with a large plate or foil.
    5. 5
      Let sit for 10 minutes.
    6. 6
      Remove the cover, then fluff the couscous with a fork.
    7. 7
      Cover again and let sit 5 more minutes.
    8. 8
      Stir in the pecans, peas, scallions, cucumbers, and basil.
    9. 9
      Combine the dressing ingredients in a jar with a tight-fitting lid and shake vigorously.
    10. 10
      Pour over the couscous.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 10, 2002


      We loved the recipe. We eat a lot of couscous and this was a nice change. We really enjoyed the cranberry part the best. It also had nice colors. This salad also tastes great leftover because the flavors blended together.

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    • on November 01, 2002


      This was an easy recipe to prepare, but it made MUCH more than I thought it would. Anyway, it's wonderful--almost a meal. I will definately make this again. Harriet

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    • on October 12, 2002


      I really enjoyed this, which I had anticipated. DH was not impressed, but given that it took a long time to teach him to eat anything besides meat and potatoes, I can live with that. My youngest DD didn't like it at all, but she's a picky eater anyway. I decided to split my rating between my opinion and give them a little credit...but very little mind you. I plan to include this for dinner Monday evening when my parents come. I anticipate they will be much more receptive to something out of their 'norm'. It has a distinctive flavor all its own. Being more accustomed to more or less neutral couscous, it took me a few bites to adjust to the sensory perception. I will make this again in the future, but in a much smaller quantity for just myself. It will be great for a light lunch this coming week when everyone else is off to work and school as I rarely cook for 'just me'. Thank you for sharing this recipe Mirj!!!

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    Nutritional Facts for Couscous Salad with Dried Cranberries and Pecans

    Serving Size: 1 (475 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 664.0
    Calories from Fat 346
    Total Fat 38.4 g
    Saturated Fat 4.3 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 343.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 70.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 9.7 g
    Sugars 7.0 g
    Protein 14.1 g

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