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Sweet and Spicy Couscous Salad

Sweet and Spicy Couscous Salad

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Ingredients

  • 1 qt. chicken stock
  • 3 cups instant couscous
  • 2 cups California seedless fresh grapes
  • 1 cup pine nuts or slivered almonds
  • 1 cup dried apricots, sliced
  • 1 cup green onions, sliced
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint, chopped
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup lemon juice

Directions

Bring stock to a boil in a medium saucepan and stir in couscous. Remove pan from heat and cover. Let couscous stand until cool, then fluff with a fork into a large bowl. Stir in grapes, pine nuts, apricots, green onions, parsley and mint.

Add remaining ingredients and let flavors blend for 30 minutes before serving.

Serving Suggestions

Serve this versatile salad as a side dish to grilled lamb skewers, roasted chicken or sandwiches. It is also an excellent deli item or light entree. Both the flavors and textures have a good shelf life.

Nutritional Information

Calories 478; Protein 9g; Fat 26g; Calories from fat 48%; Carbohydrate 53g; Cholesterol .3mg; Dietary Fiber 5g; Sodium 609mg.