Mediterranean Salad

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 489.4
  • Total Fat: 20.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 3.6 mg
  • Sodium: 377.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 64.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.4 g
  • Protein: 13.0 g

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Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus 1/4 cup
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    1 (1-pound) box Israeli couscous (or any small pasta)
    3 cups chicken stock
    juice of 2 lemons
    1 lemon, zested
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    1 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
    1/2 cup chopped fresh mint leaves
    1/4 cup dried cranberries
    1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted

Directions

In a medium saucepan, warm 3 tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.

Add the couscous and cook until toasted and lightly browned, stirring often, about 5 minutes. Carefully add the stock, and the juice of 1 lemon, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, until the couscous is tender, but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain the couscous.

In a large bowl, toss the cooked couscous with the remaining olive oil, remaining lemon juice, zest, salt, and pepper and let cool.

Once the couscous is room temperature, add the fresh herbs, dried cranberries, and almonds. Toss and serve.


Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MAURMAUR.

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