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Israeli Couscous, Apple and Cranberry Salad with Toasted Almonds


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quick and easy to make, and it comes out very tasty. Couscous absorbs all the yummy flavor from the broth, then tossed with chunks of apples, dried cranberries, and toasted almonds. A lightl vinaigrette brings all the flavors together and makes it into a delicious meal.

Yield

3

servings

Prep

15

min

Cook

15

min

Ready

30

min

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

Ingredients

Cook couscous:
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
such as olive oil, canola oil
2 cloves garlic
minced
1 cup couscous
Israeli style, or normal ones
cups stock
vegetable or chicken or any kind
½ tablespoon italian seasoning
or to taste
*
1 each apples, granny smith
diced into small chunks
¾ cup cranberries, dried
*
cup almonds
sliced and toasted
To make the vinaigrette:
tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon maple syrup
or honey
tablespoons olive oil, extra-virgin
1 x salt and black pepper
to taste
*
* not incl. in nutrient facts

Directions

To cook the couscous:

In a medium saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat until hot.

Add the garlic, stirring constantly, and cook for about 30 seconds until very fragrant.

Add the couscous, stirring often, and cook until slightly browned and aromatic, about 4 minutes.

Pour in the broth and bring to a boil.

Simmer for about 11 minutes or until the broth has been absorbed. Remove from the heat.

Transfer the cooked couscous to a large bowl along with the dried herbs, apple, dried cranberries, and almonds.

To make the vinaigrette:

While the couscous is cooking, in a bowl, whisk together the vinegar, maple syrup and olive oil until smooth.

Pour the vinaigrette over the couscous and gently toss until evenly coated.

Season with salt and black pepper to taste if desired.

It can be served as a side dish or a light yet tasty main dish.

First published: last updated: 2015-05-25

5 stars - based on 1 ratings, best: 5, worst: 0, reviews: 1

Reviews

+1

over 3 years

First time to cook Israeli couscous, the salad was outstanding. The shape of Israeli couscous is more like a pearl parley, and during the simmering, it absorbed all the tasty flavor from the broth. Apples, cranberries and almonds were great together with couscous, then tossed with a light maple vinaigrette. Layers of textures and yummy flavors. We made it for our dinner last night, it was a comfort yet flavorful meal.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 263g (9.3 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 43535% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 396mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 20%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Sugars g
Protein 25g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 6% Iron 9%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?
 

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