Couscous Salad with Dried Cherries Recipe

 

Couscous Salad with Dried Cherries Recipe makes an unique and delicious easy-to-make salad.  Great salad to take to a potluck, buffet, or even an outdoor picnic.  This is another one of those recipe that everyone will want – so be prepared with recipe copies of this Couscous Salad with Dried Cherries Recipe

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Couscous Salad with Dried Cherries Recipe

Couscous Salad with Dried Cherries Recipe

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 0

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients:

2/3 cup water
1/2 cup couscous, uncooked*
1/3 cup dried cherries (tart or sour cherries), coarsely chopped
1/3 cup coarsely-chopped carrots
1/3 cup chopped cucumber
2 green onions, sliced
2 tablespoons good-quality balsamic vinegar or raspberry vinegar**
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard
Salt and pepper to taste

* For each cup of dry couscous, use 1 1/2 cups of water.

** Any flavored vinegar (of your choice) will work.  I especially like balsamic vinegar.

 

Instructions:

In a medium-size saucepan, bring water just to a boil; stir in couscous.  Remove from heat and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes.  Uncover the pan, fluff couscous with a fork, and let cool an additional 10 minutes.  Couscous grains tend to bind together in the cooking process, so fluff the grains with a fork.

Stir in dried cherries, carrots, cucumber, and green onions; mix well.

In a small bowl, combine balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and mustard; mix well.  Pour over cooked couscous mixture; stir to coat all ingredients.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Serve chilled or at room temperature.

Makes 4 servings.

Each Serving Totals - 3.7 Fat Grams, 166 calories, 4 WW Points

 

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