Mediterranean Couscous Salad With Pine Nuts
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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.

6
servings
15 min
PREP TIME
30 min
TOTAL TIME

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

 

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

How to make

  1. STEP 1

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

  2. STEP 2

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

  3. STEP 3

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

Nutrition

210Calories
7Fat (mg)
0Cholesterol (mg)
360Sodium (mg)
28Carbohydrates (g)
2Dietary Fiber
9Protein (g)

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  August 16, 2014

Everybody loves this salad. It's always a big hit.

— says Beth
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  December 08, 2008

This dish is very is to make and has a very light flavor, very good side dish.

— says Sharon
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