Prep 35 mins
Cook 5 mins
An unusual salad that makes a nice warm weather lunch. Adapted from Cooking Light. 213 calories; 3.9 g fat; 38.8 g carbohydrate; 0 cholesterol. Serving size: 1 cup.
- 295.73 ml water
- 236.59 ml uncooked couscous
- 29.58 ml fresh lime juice
- 14.79 ml olive oil
- 14.79 ml honey
- 2.46 ml salt
- 2.46 ml ground cumin
- 2.46 ml ground coriander
- 354.88 ml coarsely chopped nectarines (about 3 medium)
- 118.29 ml coarsely chopped spinach
- 118.29 ml thinly sliced green onion
- 439.41 g can chickpeas, drained
- nectarine, slices
- Add water to a medium saucepan; bring to a boil; gradually stir in couscous.
- Take pan off of stove burner, cover and let stand 5 minutes.
- Fluff with a fork; let cool.
- In a mixing bowl, add the lime juice and next 5 ingredients; whisk to blend.
- Add in couscous, chopped nectarines, spinach, onion, and chickpeas; toss mixture.
- Adjust seasoning with salt/pepper if desired.
- Serve on individual plates; garnish with nectarine slices.
What a great salad! DH and I both loved it, plus it was super fast and easy to make AND very healthy! DH was very skeptical, but the taste won him over. The only change I made was that I only had one lime, so I zested it first then added the juice; I think I got close to the flavor of 2 T. lime juice. The funny thing is that I never would have made this, but I just happened to have all the ingredients for it and nectarines that are on their last leg, so I gave it a shot. I'm so happy that I did! This will be a nice summer side dish. Thanks, ratherbeswimmin'! You never let me down!