Curried Couscous Salad with Dried Cranberries

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 384.1
  • Total Fat: 22.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 589.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 41.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.5 g
  • Protein: 9.4 g

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A fast and tasty salad with a hint of sweet from Dave Lieberman of the Food Network. A fast and tasty salad with a hint of sweet from Dave Lieberman of the Food Network.
Number of Servings: 4


    * 1 (5.8-ounce) box instant couscous
    * 3/4 cup sweetened dried cranberries
    * 1 tablespoon curry powder
    * 1 teaspoon salt
    * 1 teaspoon sugar
    * 1/2 orange, juiced
    * 2 to 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    * 3 to 4 scallions, trimmed and thinly sliced on an angle
    * 2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley leaves
    * 1/2 lemon, juiced
    * 3/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
    * Freshly ground pepper


Stir the couscous, cranberries, curry powder, salt, and sugar together in a heatproof bowl. Bring water (amount will be listed on package directions) to a boil and pour it over the couscous. Add the orange juice. Give it a big stir, cover the bowl tightly and let it stand, giving it a big stir once or twice, until the water is absorbed and the couscous is tender, about 5 minutes.

Fluff up the couscous with a fork. Add the olive oil, scallions, parsley, lemon juice, and walnuts. Stir around until everything is distributed evenly throughout the couscous. Make up to 2 hours ahead of time and keep at room temperature until you're ready to serve. Check the seasonings just before you serve the salad and add salt and pepper, to taste.

Note: To toast the walnuts, spread them out on a baking sheet and bake in a 400 degree F oven until they turn a shade darker, about 8 minutes.

Makes about 4 servings of 1 cup each.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MOIRALEIGH.

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  • My husband made this yesterday, no alterations and it was fantastic. Sweet, savory and addictive. You can't stop at one bowl! - 4/13/10

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