Mediterranean Couscous Salad

Mediterranean Couscous Salad
Makes:
4
Prep Time:
10
minutes
Total Time:
15
minutes
10

Dietary Considerations:

Low SodiumVegetarian

Our fluffy Mediterranean Couscous Salad features dried cranberries or cherries and a secret ‘juicy’ ingredient. It’s a nutritious addition to any picnic spread or summer meal. Toasting the nuts will add great flavor dimensions to this beautiful dish.

Read the Nestlé Kitchens blog for more detailed instructions.

In this recipe:

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Ingredients:

  • 1 box (5.7 ounces) Mediterranean Curry instant couscous mix
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries or cherries
  • 1/3 cup Apple NESTLÉ® JUICY JUICE® 100% Juice
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pine nuts, toasted*
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley or cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • Freshly ground pepper

Directions:

PLACE couscous with seasoning packet and cranberries in large bowl; pour boiling water (amount called for on box) over couscous. Stir in Juicy Juice. Cover with plastic wrap; let stand for about 5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Fluff with fork.

ADD nuts, green onions, oil, parsley and lemon juice; stir well. Season with pepper. Best served at room temperature.

Cook's Tip: * Toast walnuts in medium skillet over medium heat, stirring frequently, for a couple minutes. If you can’t find Mediterranean couscous, use 3/4 cup whole-wheat couscous and add 1 tablespoon ground curry powder, 1 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon granulated sugar.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe:

  • Calories: 350
  • Calories from Fat: 120
  • Total Fat: 14g (21% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 1g (5% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 0mg (0% of DV)
  • Sodium: 360mg (15% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 53g (18% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 5g (20% of DV)
  • Sugars: 19g
  • Protein: 10g
  • Vitamin A: 10% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 25% of DV
  • Calcium: 4% of DV
  • Iron: 10% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Mediterranean Couscous Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 box (5.7 ounces) Mediterranean Curry instant couscous mix
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries or cherries
  • 1/3 cup Apple NESTLÉ® JUICY JUICE® 100% Juice
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pine nuts, toasted*
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley or cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • Freshly ground pepper

 

Directions

PLACE couscous with seasoning packet and cranberries in large bowl; pour boiling water (amount called for on box) over couscous. Stir in Juicy Juice. Cover with plastic wrap; let stand for about 5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Fluff with fork.

ADD nuts, green onions, oil, parsley and lemon juice; stir well. Season with pepper. Best served at room temperature.

Cook's Tip: * Toast walnuts in medium skillet over medium heat, stirring frequently, for a couple minutes. If you can’t find Mediterranean couscous, use 3/4 cup whole-wheat couscous and add 1 tablespoon ground curry powder, 1 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon granulated sugar.

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