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Cranberry Couscous Salad

Rated as 4.55 out of 5 Stars

"From Northumberland, New York, Carol Miller sent the recipe for this satisfying salad with its interesting mix of good for you ingredients."
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Ingredients

30 m servings
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. In a saucepan, bring water to a boil. Stir in couscous. Remove from the heat; cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Cool for 10 minutes.
  2. In a bowl, combine the couscous, cranberries, carrots, cucumber and green onions. In a small bowl, combine the vinegar, oil, mustard, salt and pepper. Pour over couscous mixture; mix well. Cover and refrigerate. Just before serving, stir in almonds.

Footnotes

  • Nutritional Analysis: One serving (1/2 cup) equals 199 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 247 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fruit, 1 fat.

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Most helpful positive review

Very good. I tripled this for an office party and ended up with way too much of the balsamic mix. Luckily, I added it a little at a time so I just refrigerated the extra. My changes: (1) cooked...

Most helpful critical review

very bland

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Very good. I tripled this for an office party and ended up with way too much of the balsamic mix. Luckily, I added it a little at a time so I just refrigerated the extra. My changes: (1) cooked...

This salad was fabulous! I tasted it right after mixing, and thought I wasn't going to like it, but after it sat in the fridge for a few hours, the flavors blended perfectly! My whole family e...

Very good. Refreshing, sweet, crispy and tasty. I have never cooked or eaten couscous before. Used the Near East mix with roasted garlic & olive oil for dinner the night before last with stea...

Made this a bit differently - used vegetable broth instead of water and included the spices and cranberries in the broth while bringing to a boil. I left out the carrots, cucumber, and Dijon mus...

What a mouthful of happiness! I doubled the couscous and prepared it in chicken broth. I soaked the craisins and added diced celery. Since I was taking it to a potluck, I left out the nuts. I w...

Very enjoyable when you feel like something different. I like how the sweetness of the cranberries combine with the crunchiness of the veggies, the couscous holds it together nicely and the sauc...

I really enjoy this salad.I take it for lunch with a chicken breast. Nice and healthy.

My friend and I liked this salad a lot! I can't understand why some have called it bland. Full of interesting flavors and textures. I don't care for strong balsamic flavor, so I drizzled the dre...

Guests and family enjoyed this unique combination of grain, fruit and veg. A nice healthy blend of textures and flavors. Made exactly as written except reduced the salt.