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