Mediterranean Couscous Salad With Pine Nuts

Mediterranean Couscous Salad With Pine Nuts

This couscous is flavored with an olive oil and lemon dressing. For Mediterranean flavor, add red peppers and pine nuts.

15 min.prep time 30 min.total time
6 servings
252 Ratings

Ingredients

Couscous

1 1/2 cups water
1 cup uncooked couscous

Dressing

3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
2 teaspoons honey

Salad

3 cups fresh baby spinach leaves, washed, stems removed*
1/3 cup chopped roasted red bell pepper
4 ounces (3/4 cup) feta cheese, crumbled
3 tablespoons toasted pine nuts

Directions

Heat water in 2-quart saucepan over medium heat until water comes to a boil (3 to 4 minutes). Stir in couscous. Cover; remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with fork. Pour into large bowl; chill 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, combine lemon juice, olive oil, vinegar and honey in small bowl.

Add dressing and all salad ingredients to couscous; toss lightly. Serve immediately or refrigerate 1 to 2 hours.

*Substitute 3 cups fresh spinach leaves, washed, stems removed, torn.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 210

Fat: 7g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Sodium: 360mg

Carbohydrates: 28g

Dietary Fiber: 2g

Protein: 9g

Recipe #11609B©2000Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

Everybody loves this salad. It's always a big hit.
This dish is very is to make and has a very light flavor, very good side dish.

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