Couscous Salad

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Brought to you by Cancer Fighters Thrive
Couscous only takes minutes to prepare and this wonderful combination of  flavors, colors and crunch.

Makes 6 cups/serving size: 2/3 cup

1 teaspoon minced garlic, divided
4 tablespoons lemon juice, divided
21/2 cups canned fat-free chicken broth
11/2 cups couscous
1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 cup shelled edamame, cooked crisp tender according to directions
5 green onions, chopped
1/2 cup peanuts
1/2 cup dried cranberries
2 tablespoons olive oil
Dash of hot pepper sauce

1. In pot coated with nonstick cooking spray, sauté 1/2 teaspoon garlic and add 1 tablespoon lemon juice and chicken broth. Bring to full boil and add couscous, cover pot and remove from heat.
2. Let sit 5 minutes, fluff with a fork and add parsley. Set aside to cool. When cool, add snow peas, green onions, peanuts, and cranberries.
3. For dressing, mix together remaining 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic and 3 tablespoons lemon juice, oil, and hot sauce. Toss dressing with couscous mixture.

Nutritional information per serving
Calories 202, Protein (g) 7, Carbohydrate (g) 29, Fat (g) 7, Cal. from Fat (%) 31, Saturated Fat (g) 1, Dietary Fiber (g) 4, Cholesterol (mg) 0, Sodium (mg) 164, Diabetic Exchanges: 1.5 starch, 0.5 fruit, 1 fat

Terrific Tidbit:  A high fiber recipe with the ingredients providing calcium and vitamin C.
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2 Comments

Thu Jul 17, 2014 02:47 PM

Breast Cancer Patients are not supposed to eat "SOY" if their cancer is estrogen positive.  Edamame is soy!  Why don't you mention that in your receipes......?

Thu Jul 17, 2014 02:48 PM

Breast Cancer Patients are not supposed to eat "SOY" if their cancer is estrogen positive.  Edamame is soy!  Why don't you mention that in your receipes......?

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