Couscous Salad

Cous cous 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. I 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 chopped cucumber
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 cup canned​ ​garbanzo beans (drained)
  • 1/3 cup​ ​fresh mint (chopped)
  • Juice of two large lemons

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. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.