Fruity Couscous Salad

  • Yield: 10 to 12 servings


2cups canned fat-free chicken broth
2cups couscous
1/2cup dried tart cherries or dried cranberries
2/3cup coarsely chopped carrots
1cup chopped unpeeled cucumber
1bunch green onions, chopped
1/4cup pine nuts or slivered almonds, toasted, optional
3tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
1tablespoon olive oil
1tablespoon Dijon mustard
Salt and pepper


  1. Boil broth in a medium saucepan then stir in couscous. Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes (covered) until fluffing with a fork. Let stand an additional 10 minutes (uncovered).
  2. Toss couscous with dried fruit, carrots, cucumber, green onions and pine nuts.
  3. Whisk vinegar, olive oil and mustard in a small bowl. Pour of salad and toss, then refrigerate or serve at room temperature


Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 144
  • Fat 1g
  • Saturated Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 141mg
  • Carbohydrate 29g
  • Fiber 2g
  • Protein 5g