Black Bean and Couscous Salad

"I found this one on allrecipes and tweaked it a bit. It's a wonderful salad for a cookout or potluck, and leftovers keep well (it makes quite a large batch). Don't let the long ingredient list scare you off, it's actually very simple to make. For any ingredients with a range of amounts, the least amount is what I like to use, the greatest amount is what the original recipe calls for. This is a vegan-friendly recipe if veggie broth is substituted for chicken broth."
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  • Bring broth to a boil in a 2-quart or larger saucepan and stir in the couscous.
  • Cover and remove from heat.
  • Allow to stand for 5 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, vinegar, cumin, and Goya seasoning (if using).
  • Add green onions, carrot, red and jalapeno peppers, corn, cilantro, and beans.
  • Toss to coat.
  • Fluff the couscous with a fork.
  • Add to the veggie mixture, and mix well.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Can be served immediately, or may be chilled first.
  • For vegetarians use the vegetable broth.

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  1. whtbxrmom
    Every one in my family gave this either 4 or 5 stars! Something we all like is a rare find. Something we all like that is also quick and easy to make? Well, that never happens!! We WILL be making this again, I couldn't leave it alone!
  2. IngridH
    I took this to a BBQ on a hot day, and was really happy to have a salad with no mayo to spoil in the heat! I loved everything that was in it, but would have liked a bit more dressing to spread the flavor over the veggies and pasta. Also, I added about a teaspoon of salt before serving. Made for ZWT8.
  3. JackieOhNo!
    Made exactly as written and was very pleased with the final result. I also felt very healthy eating it (with no guilt)! Made for ZWT5.
  4. Maito
    This was very good, and would be great for a potluck. I used whole wheat couscous and only a tablespoon of oil. I also halved the green onions, and used 2-3 times the cumin, parsley and vinegar. Very healthy!
  5. Annacia
    This was wonderful with grilled chicken tonight. I mad 4 servings and skipped the jalapeno. The rest was "By The Book". I love the way all of the flavors work together. I'm a real couscous fan and this is another way to love it. This is so easy to make and the layers of flavors is simply lovely. I think this would be a great stuffing for peppers too.



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