WhichHat's Couscous, Olive and Tuna Salad

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 16
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 99.5
  • Total Fat: 4.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 14.2 mg
  • Sodium: 275.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 5.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.5 g
  • Protein: 11.1 g

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Introduction

Twist on my usual tuna salad, using olives instead of dill pickles and cottage cheese instead of salad dressing/mayonnaise. I also added couscous as an experiment and liked the heartiness it added.
Very yummy served on toasted bread.
Twist on my usual tuna salad, using olives instead of dill pickles and cottage cheese instead of salad dressing/mayonnaise. I also added couscous as an experiment and liked the heartiness it added.
Very yummy served on toasted bread.

Number of Servings: 16

Ingredients

    1/3 cup couscous, unprepared
    1/2 cup boiling water
    1 large can large, pitted, black olives, cut in halves
    3 cans (5-oz each) tuna in water, drained
    1/3 cup sliced almonds
    2 cups cottage cheese

Tips

Although the box for couscous called for boiling water, I used extremely hot tap water and the couscous came out fine.


Directions

1. In a medium-sized bowl, mix the couscous and water. Cover with a dessert plate and let sit for 5 minutes (or per the directions on the box).
2. Meanwhile, in a 2-quart casserole dish with lid (or similar sized dish with lid) add the halved olives, tuna, almonds, and cottage cheese. Stir well. At this point, you may want to do a taste test and add seasoning to your taste. I tend to prefer a subtler, blander flavor than most people.
3. After couscous is done, stir into the tuna and cottage cheese mixture.
4. Serve on toast, bread, bed of spinach, etc.

NOTE: Nutritional information does not include bread, toast, etc. that may be served with the salad.

Serving Size: Makes 16 half-cup servings (fills a 2-quart casserole dish)

Number of Servings: 16

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user WHICHHATTODAY.

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