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Calico Cranberry Couscous Salad Recipe
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Calico Cranberry Couscous Salad Recipe

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A simple homemade Dijon dressing jazzes up couscous, dried cranberries and green onions in this tasty salad. We like it chilled or at room temperature. -Rosemarie Matheus of Germantown, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup uncooked couscous
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrot
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • DRESSING:
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup equals 171 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 176 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 5 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan, bring water to a boil. Stir in couscous; cover and remove from the heat. Let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork; cool.
  2. In a serving bowl, combine the couscous, cranberries, celery, carrot, onions and almonds.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk the dressing ingredients. Pour over salad; toss to coat. Serve at room temperature or chilled. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Calico Cranberry Couscous Salad in Light & Tasty October 2005, p33

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup equals 171 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 176 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 5 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.

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Reviewed Nov. 17, 2012

LOVE this recipe. I did add a pinch of sugar to the dressing. And I like to use pomegranate seeds along with or instead of the cranberries. Wonderful!

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Reviewed Jun. 12, 2011

This recipe is delicious. Many people have asked for the recipe. It is different tasting from the standbys and a nice change. Thunder Bay, ONtario

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Reviewed May. 22, 2011

This was one of those recipes I saw in the magazine years ago and thought the combination of ingredients was so bizarre I just had to try it. Well I'm glad I did, because it's been a staple at our house ever since. I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE this salad!

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Reviewed Feb. 16, 2011

This was great, just a tad too much vinegar though. So I added a little more mustard. Next time we will know ahead of time to have less vinegar. This makes a real quick meal!

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Reviewed Jul. 2, 2009

This is a staple in our house. I've been making it for at least 4 years! LOVE IT!

I feed it to kids all the time.

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