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Marinated Mushroom, Black Bean Couscous Salad with Cheddar

 
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This tasty couscous salad has layers of delicious flavors and great textures. Chipotle chili in adobo sauce adds some smokiness, a touch cumin gives extra tang. Serve it as a side dish or a light and refreshing main course.

Yield

2

servings

Prep

15

min

Cook

8

min

Ready

28

min

Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free, High Fiber
 

Ingredients

1 cup couscous
Israeli couscous
1 ¼ cups stock
vegetable or any broth, or water
¼ each sweet red bell peppers
diced
¼ each green bell peppers
diced
½ cup mushrooms, marinated
drained and sliced
*
½ cup corn
fresh or frozen, thawed
1 cup black beans
drained and rinsed
½ cup cheddar cheese
cubed
*
¼ cup cilantro
freshly chopped
2 each scallions, spring or green onions
sliced
Dressing:
3 tablespoons olive oil, extra-virgin
½ each limes
juice, about 1 tablespoon, or to taste
½ each chipotle chili peppers
in adobo sauce, drained if needed and finely chopped
*
1 clove garlic
small clove, minced
½ teaspoon cumin
ground
1 x salt and black pepper
to taste
*

Directions

Add the couscous and broth or water into a saucepan, bring to a boil, reduce the heat to simmer, and cook for about 8 to 10 minutes until all the liquid is absorbed.

Remove from the heat, and fluff with a fork. Set aside.

Meanwhile in a large mixing bowl, add the bell peppers, marinated mushrooms, corn, black beans, cheddar cheese, cilantro and scallions. Mix well.

In a small bowl, whisk together all the dressing ingredients until well blended.

Add the cooked couscous into the large mixing bowl along with the dressing.

Gently toss with a wooden spatula until evenly coated and well combined.

Season to taste with salt and black pepper.

Serve warm, at room temperature or chilled.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 481g (17.0 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 68229% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 34%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 966mg 40%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 33%
Dietary Fiber 15g 61%
Sugars g
Protein 47g
Vitamin A 16% Vitamin C 75%
Calcium 10% Iron 26%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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