Couscous Salad with Dried Cranberries and Pecans

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 240.8
  • Total Fat: 13.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 18.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 28.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.2 g
  • Protein: 4.3 g

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Number of Servings: 12


    1 cup shelled pecans
    1.5 cups couscous
    1 cup dried cranberries
    1/2 tsp. turmeric
    2 cups boiling water
    1 cup frozen peas, thawed
    3 scallions, thinly sliced
    2 medium cucumbers, seeded and diced
    1/4 cup shredded basil
    zest of one lemon
    1/3 cup lemon juice
    3 garlic cloves
    1/2 tsp. salt
    black pepper to taste
    1/3 cup olive oil


Toast the pecans in a shallow pan in a preheated 350 degree oven until very fragrant (about 7 minutes). Set aside to cool.

Place couscous, cranberries and turmeric in a large bowl. Pour in the boiling water, stir, then cover. Let sit for 10 minutes. Uncover, fluff with a fork. Cover and let sit 5 minutes.

Stir in the pecans, peas, scallions, cucumbers and basil.

Combine the dressing ingredients in a jar with tight fitted lid and shake vigorously. Pour over the couscous and stir to blend. Let marinate at least one hour. Chill if marinating longer, then bring back to room temperature to serve.

Serves 8 to 12

Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JOLLIEBELL.

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