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Confetti Couscous Salad

This delectable salad is perfect on its own or as a side dish at dinner.

July 10th, 2008

Image and recipe probided by Lunch Boxes and Snacks by Annabel Karmel (Atria Books, $19)

  • 1/4 cup couscous
  • 1/2 cup hot vegetable stock
  • 2 tbsp diced red pepper
  • 1/2 medium carrot, peeled and diced
  • 2 green onions
  • 1 tbsp raisins
  • 1 1/2 tbsp pine nuts, toasted (optional)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp honey
  • salt and pepper
  1. Put the couscous in a bowl. Pour over the hot vegetable stock and leave to stand for 10 minutes.

  2. Fluff up the couscous with a fork. Stir in the diced vegetables, raisins and pine nuts.

  3. Whisk together the ingredients for the dressing and stir into the couscous. Season to taste.

Nutrients Per Serving

133 calories, 11 g fat, 8 mg calcium, 85 mg sodium, 9 g carbs, 1 g fibre, 1 g protein; good source of vitamin C.

Confetti Couscous Salad

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