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Couscous Salad with Dried Cherries Recipe

Couscous Salad with Dried Cherries Recipe

When I read this recipe, it sounded so delicious that I wanted it for my recipe file at home. It has a good combination of textures. —Betty Reuter
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup uncooked couscous
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrot
  • 1/2 cup chopped cucumber
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • 1. In a large saucepan, bring broth 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 bowl, combine the couscous, cherries, carrot, cucumber, onions and pine nuts. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the remaining ingredients; shake well. Pour over salad and toss to coat. Serve immediately. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 186 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 227mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.

Reviews for Couscous Salad with Dried Cherries

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Joyce Shaull User ID: 826187 207594
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2008

"This is good with cranberries - dried - and celery instead of the cucumber"

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