Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Couscous Salad (South Africa)

1 1/2 cups dry whole-wheat couscous
2 cups boiling water
3 - 4 green onions, finely chopped, including tops
1 red bell pepper, seeded and finely diced
1 carrot, grated
1 - 2 cups finely shredded red cabbage
1/2 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
1/2 cup golden raisins or chopped dried apricots
The juice of 1 lemon
1/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon curry powder
1 1/2 teaspoons salt

In a large bowl, combine couscous and boiling water. Stir to mix, then cover and let stand until all the water has been absorbed, 5 to 10 minutes. Fluff with a fork.

Add green onions, bell pepper, carrot, cabbage, parsley, and raisins or apricots.
In a small bowl mix lemon juice, vinegar, oil, curry powder, and salt. Add to salad and toss to mix. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

Makes about 8 1-cup servings

Per 1-cup serving - calories: 194, fat: 2.1g, saturated fat: 0.3g, calories from Fat: 9.8%, cholesterol: 0 mg, protein: 5.2g, carbohydrates: 40.2g, sugar: 10g, fiber: 4.2g, sodium: 283mg, calcium: 33mg, iron: 1.1mg, Vitamin C: 40.9mg, Beta Carotene: 1157mcg, Vitamin E: 0.7mg.


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