20 Minute, Lemon and Herb Couscous Salad Recipe
20 Minute, Lemon and Herb Couscous Salad Recipe
  • prep: 10 min
  • cook: 10 min
  • total: 20 min
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  • Summary

    We love this light couscous salad — it doubles as a side, can be the main event or works well topped with grilled chicken or Adam’s favorite, shrimp! With lots of texture from crisp cucumber, sweet tomatoes, crunchy nuts and raisins, this is certainly one of our favorites. You can even make it ahead of time. See the notes section below for our tips.

    Ingredients

    • 1 1/2 cups dried Israeli couscous, also called pearl couscous
    • Salt
    • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
    • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
    • 1/2 teaspoon honey
    • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
    • 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
    • 1/2 of a medium English cucumber, diced (about 1 cup)
    • 1 large tomato, diced
    • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh herbs; use any combination of fresh parsley, cilantro, basil, dill, or mint
    • 1/3 cup raisins
    • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
    • Fresh ground black pepper

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 676 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 23 g 35.52%
    • Saturated Fat: 4 g 18.61%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 437 mg 18.2%
    • Calcium: 559 mg 55.91%
    • Potassium: 1807 mg 51.63%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 13 mg 73.33%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 120 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 33 g 131.02%
    • Sugar: 14 g
    • Protein: 20 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 4 g
    • Vitamin A 84.61%
    • Vitamin C 29.35%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat4
    • Exchange - Fruit5
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch2
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total2 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total1 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total1 oz-eq

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