THIS IS FABULOUS!!! I have been making it all summer long! Everyone; my vegan client, vegetarians, and everyone else absolutely raves about it. For my vegan, I add some quinoa to the mix and she loves it! Thank you! Thank you!
Interesting combination of flavors. Would be a good side with grilled turkey breast. I think the cinnamon and cranberry combination threw off my family. They usually love couscous salads but didn't care for this. Enjoyed trying it, though. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
This is really simple. I didn't have almonds or mint but even without them this was very tasty. I tasted it hot and room temperature and I think I prefer it to sit a while, meld all the flavors together and serve room temp. Thanks for the recipe :)
This is a great go-to recipe for potlucks or picnics. I substitute orange juice for the vinegar and toasted pinenuts for the almonds. I have also added chickpeas and/or feta cheese. I even added capers.
Got rave reviews at the potluck I took it to. The only changes I made were olive oil instead of vegetable oil, and pomegranate balsamic vinegar instead of rice vinegar. I made a double batch, I did cook it in one pot but did in in a larger pot so that it was still only a couple of inches deep and it turned out fluffy. Next time I think I will try it with a little less cinnamon and a little more cumin to see what that does, and I think this would also be excellent made with Quinoa.
Made this for christmas dinner and it was a real success. Everyone asked for the recipe and I caught my sister-in-law scraping the remains from the bowl with her fingers in the kitchen. Will make this again, and again, and... again!
We liked this. It isn't a big salad but a little goes a long way.
Excellent! Used only 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon and doubled cumin. I added 1/2 clove of garlic to the dressing. Tip to do it quickly: When couscous is ready, fluff it and add the dressing without the mint and the green onions. Put in the freezer for 10-15 min. Finish off. I served it with Tandoori sweet potatoes, wonderful!
The flavors in this were really interesting together. I was a bit nervous about the cinnamon and mint, but they blended together really nicely. I definitely liked this better when it was still warm, and it became pretty dry after being chilled so I had to add extra oil and vinegar before serving.