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Chilled Couscous Salad with Mango

 
Chilled Couscous Salad with Mango
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Absolutely loved it! The other salad I made yesterday, instead of couscous I used quinoa that is much healthier; didn't have cooked chickpea on hand, so I boiled some frozen soy beans instead, and it actually tasted amazing.

Yield

4

servings

Prep

20

min

Cook

0

min

Ready

3

hrs

Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free, Good source of fiber, Low Sodium
 

Ingredients

1 cup water
cup couscous
whole-wheat, cooked
1 tablespoon tahini (sesame paste)
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 cup yogurt
low fat, or vegan yogurt
½ teaspoon cumin
ground
1 pinch ginger
ground
*
½ cup chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
cooked, thoroughly rinsed if canned
1 large mangos
peeled, diced
¼ cup raisins, seedless
golden
¼ cup cilantro
fresh, minced
½ cup assorted fruits
dried
*

Directions

Bring water to a boil in a saucepan.

Stir in couscous, return to a boil, cover and turn off heat.

Let sit (without lifting the lid) until the water has been absorbed.

Meanwhile, stir together tahini and orange juice to make a smooth paste.

Place yogurt in a large mixing bowl and whisk until light and smooth.

Whisk in tahii mixture, cumin and ginger.

Stir in chickpeas, mango and raisins.

Fluff couscous with a fork to break up any lumps.

Stir into mago mixture.

Add cilantro and dried fruits if desired; stir until thoroughly blended.

Cover and refrigerate until chilled through, about 3 hours.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

Reviews

about 5 years

Absolutely loved it! The other salad I made yesterday, instead of couscous I used quinoa that is much healthier; didn't have cooked chickpea on hand, so I boiled some frozen soy beans instead, and it actually tasted amazing.

The sauce made with yogurt, tahini, orange juice, cumin and ginger was tangy and packed with great flavor, which gave the salad nice creaminess and richness with lots of goodness.

For the dried fruits, I used a mixture of dried apricots, cranberries, raisins, and dried cherries. You can use any dried fruits you like.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 252g (8.9 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 26716% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 130mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 17%
Dietary Fiber 4g 18%
Sugars g
Protein 17g
Vitamin A 10% Vitamin C 31%
Calcium 12% Iron 8%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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