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Couscous Surprise Salad

Couscous Surprise Salad

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  • 1 tablespoon
    olive oil
  • 1 cup
    Israeli couscous
  • 2 cups
  • 1 1/2 cups
    shelled edamame, frozen; 1/2 pound
  • red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup
    cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 large
    red onion, minced
  • 1/2 cup
    apricots, dried, diced
  • 1/2 cup
    cranberries, dried
  • 1 tablespoon
    curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon
  • 1/2 dried
  1. Heat the oil in a pot over medium heat.  Add the couscous and stir to coat.  Toast for a few minutes, stirring constantly.  Add the water and bring to a boil.  Cover and simmer for about 12 minutes, until the couscous is soft and most of the water is absorbed.
  2. Meanwhile, steam the frozen edamame by microwaving in a bowl wrapped with plastic wrap for 2-4 minutes.  Be careful, the plastic wrap and steam will be hot.
  3. In a large salad bowl, stir together the couscous, steamed edamame, red pepper, cilantro, onion, apricots, cranberries, curry powder, salt, and lemon juice. Let chill for an hour to let the flavors combine.


Nutritional Information

Makes: 4 servings
  • Calories297
  • Carbohydrates46.7g
    • Dietary fiber6.3g
  • Cholesterol0mg
  • Fat6.9g
    • Saturated fat1.2g
  • Sodium432mg
  • Protein12.2g
* Nutritional Guidelines based on the USDA's MyPlate Standards.
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