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Israeli Couscous Salad

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  • prep time: 10 min
  • total time: 1 hr 25 min
  • serves: 5 people

Here’s a deliciously different side that features Israeli couscous cooked in a kickin’ combination of curry powder and a savory vegetable broth. It’s chilled before it’s mixed with raisins, toasted almonds, lemon juice, lemon zest and green onions. It’s uniquely flavored and would make an impressive party salad!

Ingredients

cost per recipe: $6.22

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 12 ounces (about 2 1/4 cups) uncooked Israeli couscous or pearl couscous
  • 3/4 teaspoon curry powder
  • 3 cups Swanson® Vegetable Broth or Swanson® Certified Organic Vegetable Broth
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced green onion

Instructions

  • Step 1

    Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a 3-quart saucepan over medium-high heat.  Add the couscous and curry powder and cook and stir for 2 minutes or until the couscous is lightly browned.

  • Step 2

    Stir in the broth and heat to a boil.  Reduce the heat to low.  Cover and cook for 10 minutes or until the broth is absorbed.  Remove the couscous mixture to a medium bowl.  Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.

  • Step 3

    Grate 2 teaspoons zest and squeeze 3 tablespoons juice from the lemon.  Stir the remaining oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, raisins, almonds and green onion into the couscous mixture.  Season to taste.

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  • This is a great recipe!

    Lyn M.
    January 10, 2019

    I followed the instructions to a T only change what I had no control over (minor I think). I didn't have regular raisins but had yellow ones.; other than missing the extra colour great. No almonds, substituted sweet red pepper julienned; really good. This is a great recipe and I will definitely be making it again. I did choose Israeli couscous instead of pearl - love the texture more.

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Made With

Calories 494
Total Fat 8 g
Sat. Fat 0.7 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 483 mg
Total Carb 93 g
Dietary Fiber 6 g
Sugar 8 g
Added Sugars 0 g
Protein 15 g
Vitamin D 0 %DV
Calcium 4 %DV
Iron 9 %DV
Potassium 5 %DV
Calories 494
Total Fat 8 g
Sat. Fat 0.7 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 321 mg
Total Carb 93 g
Dietary Fiber 6 g
Sugar 0 g
Added Sugars 0 g
Protein 15 g
Vitamin D 0 %DV
Calcium 5 %DV
Iron 9 %DV
Potassium 5 %DV

This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.