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Mediterranean Couscous Salad

Mediterranean Couscous SaladThis fluffy Mediterranean-style couscous salad features dried cranberries or cherries and makes a nutritious addition to any meal. Toasting the nuts will add great flavor dimensions to this simple side dish.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (5.7-ounce) box Mediterranean Curry instant couscous mix
3/4 cup dried cranberries or cherries
1/3 cup Apple NESTLÉ® JUICY JUICE® All Natural 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

Cooking Directions:

  1. 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.
  2. Add nuts, green onions, oil, parsley and lemon juice; stir well. Season with pepper. Best served at room temperature.

Makes 4 servings.

*Toast walnuts in medium skillet over medium heat, stirring frequently, for a couple minutes.

Tip: 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.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 350 Calories from Fat: 120 Total Fat: 14 g Saturated Fat: 1 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 360 mg Carbohydrates: 53 g Dietary Fiber: 5 g Sugars: 19 g Protein: 10 g.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and, used with permission.