Confetti Couscous Salad Recipe
- 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
- 1 cup uncooked couscous
- 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
- 3/4 cup frozen corn, thawed
- 1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
- 6 green onions, chopped
- 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
- 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 1-1/2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- Pine nuts, optional
- 1. In a large saucepan, bring broth to a boil. Stir in couscous. Remove from the heat; cover and let stand for 5-10 minutes or until broth is absorbed.
- 2. Fluff with a fork. Stir in the beans, corn, red pepper, onions and cilantro. In a small bowl, whisk the oil, lime juice, vinegar, cumin, salt and pepper. Drizzle over salad and toss to coat. Sprinkle with pine nuts if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
3/4 cup (calculated without pinenuts) equals 245 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 335 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 9 g protein.
Reviews for Confetti Couscous Salad
"Fantastic recipe! And so simple."
"So yummy. I added 1/3 cup feta which made it just perfect."
"Im sorry I only rated it a two stars, its worth five!! Oh my! It was a instant hit with the family. Im making cookbooks for my kids, and both requested a copy of this for their cookbooks."
"Havent tried it yet..made it to go with dinner tonight....so I will be rating it after. I didnt realize it called for black beans I used white kidney beans. My 15 year old asked what I had made because it smelled so good."
"Recipe is great. Tastes wonderful warm or cold. I needed to add extra lime juice and olive oil to prevent drying out."
"This recipe is good, but I think I prefer the Summer Garden Couscous Salad over it. I bet the two recipes could be combined for a really great salad!"
"This was a wonderful side! I loved the great textures and the cilantro added a fresh, cool flavor that made it hard to pass up."
"This is a good one. I'll definitely make it again."
"I love this recipe!!!!"
"Very tasty. We tossed in some feta and had this as a vegetarian meal. Leftovers were great the next day."
"I made this with quinoa instead of couscous and it was terrific! I used fresh corn (boiled for a few minutes and then stripped from the cob). I thought there would not be enough dressing to go around but the whole dish was nicely flavored so it must not take very much!"
"My husband & I liked this salad, but I would prefer more dressing and will probably double it the next time I make this."