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Couscous Salad Recipe

From Victoria, British Columbia, Debbie Kangas writes, "While visiting my in-laws in the Canary Islands, we had a rooftop buffet for 20 people to celebrate our anniversaries. This was one of the dishes my mother-in-law prepared. It's been popular here at home ever since."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-2/3 cups water
  • 1-1/4 cups uncooked couscous
  • 4 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1 large red onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh mint or 1/4 teaspoon dried mint
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • 1. In a saucepan, bring water to a boil. Stir in couscous; cover. Remove from heat; let stand 5 minutes.
  • 2. In a bowl, combine couscous, tomatoes, onion and herbs. Whisk together the lemon juice, oil, salt and pepper. Pour over couscous mixture; toss to coat. Chill overnight. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One serving (3/4 cup) equals 168 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 156 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.