Whole Wheat Couscous Salad

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Whole Wheat Couscous Salad

This dish is a real crowd pleaser. The nutty couscous pairs well with the sweet dried fruits. It makes a great side dish. You can also add chicken or garbanzo beans to up the protein and make it a main dish.

Serves 8
Serving Size: ½ cup as side dish, ¾ cup as main dish
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup whole-wheat couscous, cooked to package directions
  • 6 dried apricot halves, chopped
  • 6 dried dates, chopped
  • 6 dried figs, chopped
  • ¼ cup pistachios
  • 1 orange, cut into segments
  • 1 cup chopped herbs, any combination (basil, parsley, mint, cilantro)
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar  
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. 
  2. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

Nutrition Information per Serving: (Based on 1½ tablespoons olive oil and 1 cup chopped basil)

  • Serving Size: ½ cup, side dish
  • Vegetables: 0 cups
  • Fruits: ¼ cup
  • Calories: 127 calories
  • Carbohydrates: 23 grams
  • Fiber: 3 grams
  • Protein: 2 grams
  • Fat: 4 grams
  • Sodium: 5 mg
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