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Couscous Salad

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Cous cous salad
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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.

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 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
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


Combine couscous, cucumber, tomatoes, onion, garbanzo beans and mint in a large bowl. Whisk together lemon juice and olive oil. Pour over couscous salad and stir well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Serves 6.

Per Serving: Calories 162, Calories from Fat 28, Total Fat 3.2g (sat 0.3g), Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 126mg, Carbohydrate 28.4g, Fiber 5.1g, Protein 5.1g

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 5 out of 5
Flexible Meal, Member Kylara70

I love this salad as is, except I like green onions because they are milder. It makes my kids happier to have the milder onions. You can make this with any flavor of couscous and it is still AWESOME. If you are making it at the last minute and need to cool the couscous quickly, let it stand for the 5 minutes to expand, then pour onto cookie sheet and spread out and put in freezer. In 10 minutes you will have cool couscous. I doubled the amount of couscous and only 1.5 timed the other ingredients and it was still wonderful. Very refreshing on a summer day! GREAT to take to picnics and covered dish events, great outside because there is no meat and no mayo to go bad. Enjoy!

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