Couscous Salad

Couscous salad

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  • Total: 30 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
301 Calories
2g Fat
60g Carbs
12g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 301
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 71mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 60g 22%
Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
Protein 12g
Calcium 49mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Couscous can be prepared in just 5 minutes. Simply follow the instructions on the package for foolproof, fluffy couscous every time. As a rule, a 1/3 cup of dry couscous will yield one cup of cooked couscous. We recommend using whole wheat couscous to boost your intake of fiber. serve with some grilled chicken or salmon.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked whole-wheat couscous
  • 1 cup cucumber (chopped)
  • 1 cup tomatoes (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup red onion (chopped)
  • 1 cup canned​ ​garbanzo beans (drained)
  • 1/3 cup​ ​fresh mint (chopped)
  • Juice of two large lemons
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Combine couscous, cucumber, tomatoes, onion, garbanzo beans and mint in a large bowl.

  3. Whisk together lemon juice and olive oil.

  4. Pour over couscous salad and stir well.

  5. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

  6. Serve and enjoy!