Couscous Salad with Dried Cherries
(low fat, low calorie recipe)
2/3 cup water
1/2 cup couscous, uncooked
1/3 cup dried cherries (tart or sour cherries), coarsely chopped
1/3 cup coarsely chopped carrots
1/3 cup chopped cucumber
2 green onions, sliced
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar or raspberry vinegar*
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard
Salt and pepper to taste
- Any flavored vinegar (of your choice) will work.
In a medium-size saucepan, bring water to a boil; stir in couscous. Remove from heat and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes. Uncover, fluff with a fork, and let cool an additional 10 minutes. Stir in dried cherries, carrots, cucumber, and green onions; mix well.
In a small bowl, combine vinegar, olive oil, and mustard; mix well. Pour over couscous mixture; stir to coat all ingredients. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve chilled or at room temperature.
Makes 4 servings.
Recipe makes 4 servings.
Each Serving Totals - 3.7 Fat Grams, 166 calories, 4 WW Points