Tropical Couscous Salad

  • Yield: 8 to 10 servings

Ingredients

1cup orange juice
1cup water
1teaspoon olive oil
1/2teaspoon ground ginger
2cups couscous
1-- (15-ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained and reserve juice
1cup peas (if using frozen, defrost)
1/2cup dried cranberries
1/2teaspoon grated orange rind
dash cayenne pepper
1teaspoon lemon juice
1/4cup chopped walnuts, toasted

Instructions

  1. In a saucepan, bring orange juice, water, olive oil and ginger to a boil.  Add couscous, stir, remove from heat.  Cover and let stand 7 minutes.  Transfer couscous to a bowl and add oranges, peas, green onions, cranberries and orange rind, mixing well.  In a small bowl whisk together cayenne, lemon juice and 1/3 cup of reserved mandarin juice and toss with salad.  Add walnuts.  Refrigerate.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 223
  • Fat 3g
  • Saturated Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 8mg
  • Carbohydrate 44g
  • Fiber 4g
  • Protein 7g
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