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Monday, February 28, 2011

Couscous Salad

Couscous Salad
This simple-to-make salad combines nutty, salty, and  sweet flavors with crispy and crunchy textures.  The spices in the couscous combined with dried fruits, roasted pine nuts, kalamata olives and greens makes the salad so flavorful that dressing is not needed. Add a little turmeric when preparing the couscous for a more vibrant and colorful presentation.

Ingredients for Couscous:

1 1/2 cup couscous
2 1/2 cups water
1-2 teaspoons turmeric
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
A pinch of red pepper
1/2 cup raisins or other dried fruit
A pinch of lemon zest

Ingredients for Salad:

1 bunch watercress
1/2 cup sprouted broccoli shoots
1 small onion, finely diced
1/2 of roasted pine nuts
1/2 cup Kalamata olives, sliced thin

Directions for Couscous:

1.  Boil water, then add the spices, raisins and couscous.  Let simmer for 5 minutes on low heat.
2.  Let couscous mixture sit and cool, then serve on plate.
3.  Top with salad ingredients, the serve.

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