Couscous Salad with Dried Cranberries and Pecans

Couscous Salad with Dried Cranberries and Pecans created by ImPat

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

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  • Toast the pecans in a shallow pan in a preheated 350-degree oven until very fragrant, about 7 minutes.
  • Set aside to cool.
  • Place the couscous, cranberries, and turmeric in a large bowl.
  • Pour in the boiling water, stir, then cover the bowl with a large plate or foil.
  • Let sit for 10 minutes.
  • Remove the cover, then fluff the couscous with a fork.
  • Cover again and let sit 5 more minutes.
  • Stir in the pecans, peas, scallions, cucumbers, and basil.
  • Combine the dressing ingredients in a jar with a tight-fitting lid and shake vigorously.
  • Pour over the couscous.
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  1. AQueen
    Thank you for posting Mirj! I only changed two things. I omitted the peas and switched the basil out and used cilantro instead. Those alterations were necessary due to what I had on hand. A nice bright salad. I plan on serving it with crab cakes or baked cod but I bet it will go nicely with chicken as well.
  2. ImPat
    Couscous Salad with Dried Cranberries and Pecans Created by ImPat
  3. ImPat
    Couscous Salad with Dried Cranberries and Pecans Created by ImPat
  4. ImPat
    I scaled this back for 1.25 serves and as a side was enough for 3 of us, I had an :oops: moment in that when I went to make it to discover no cucumber so had to omit it but otherwise made as per recipe and it was delicious though the lemon flavour was a little overpowering so would cut back on that a little but otherwise was a very much enjoyed side, thank you Mirj, made for Name that Ingredient tag game.
  5. zenveg
    We loved this. I cut a little bit back on the olive oil and lemon juice and used dry roasted walnuts instead of the pecan nuts (pecan nuts are uncommon in Denmark). Thanks for sharing.
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