Orange-Scented Couscous Salad with Almonds, Cilantro, and Cucumber

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 292.0
  • Total Fat: 8.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 650.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 46.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.9 g
  • Protein: 7.2 g

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Introduction

Nice light salad for summer Nice light salad for summer
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1 cup orange juice, divided
    1/2 cup water
    1 tsp salt, divided
    1 tsp ground coriander
    1/4 tsp cinnamon
    1/4 tsp black pepper, divided
    1 cup uncooked couscous
    1/4 cup sweetened dried cranberries
    1/4 cup slice almonds
    1 cup chopped cucumber
    1/3 cup diced red onion
    3 Tbs chopped fresh cilantro
    1 Tbs fresh lime juice
    2 tsp Dijon mustard
    1 1/2 Tbs extravirgin olive oil

Directions

Combine 3/4 cup orange juice, water, 1/2 tsp salt, coriander, cinnamon and 1/8 tsp pepper in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Remove from heat; add couscous and cranberries. Cover and let stand 5 minutes; fluff with a fork. Transfer couscous mixture to a large bowl.

Heat a small skillet over medium heat. Add nuts to pan; cook 3 minutes or until toasted, stirring frequently. Add nuts, and next three ingredients (through cilantro) to couscous; toss.

Combine remaining 1/4 cup orange juice, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/8 tsp pepper, line juice, and mustard, stirring with a whisk. Graddually add oil to juice mixture, stirring constantly with a whisk. Drizzle juice mixture over couscous mixture, tossing to coat.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user CHEFSOPHIE.

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