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Couscous, Cranberry, and Feta Salad

Levedi

"This recipe is great hot or cold. I invented it in grad school when I had no time to cook. It's a quick and easy one dish recipe. I use it as a side dish for nice meals or a full meal for lunch. You can make it in 5 minutes or less and eat immediately. For extra protein you can add chicken breast."
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Ingredients

15 m servings 216 cals
Original recipe yields 2 servings

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  1. Place the couscous and cranberries in a heatproof bowl. Pour in the boiling water, and stir with a fork. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and set aside 5 to 10 minutes.
  2. Fluff the couscous with a fork, and fold in the cucumber and feta cheese. Season to taste with balsamic vinaigrette and salt.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 216 calories; 3.8 g fat; 41.5 g carbohydrates; 5.3 g protein; 8 mg cholesterol; 170 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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This was delicious and very flavorful! I tripled it and used whole wheat couscous and reduced fat feta. I ate it warm for lunch and served it cold for a side at a BBQ. Perfect both ways. I didn'...

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overall I enjoyed this dish. The combination of feta and cranberries is wonderful however I did not care for the balsamic dressing. Next time i may try some olive oil and maybe a splash of lemon...

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This was delicious and very flavorful! I tripled it and used whole wheat couscous and reduced fat feta. I ate it warm for lunch and served it cold for a side at a BBQ. Perfect both ways. I didn'...

overall I enjoyed this dish. The combination of feta and cranberries is wonderful however I did not care for the balsamic dressing. Next time i may try some olive oil and maybe a splash of lemon...

Very wonderful flavor. You need to cut the water in half though, it should be a 1:1 ratio between cous cous and water, even with the dried cranberries. Also, I subbed cropped spinach for cucumbe...

Delicious!! I used Trader Joe's Harvest Grains blend with Israeli couscous, orzo, baby garbanzos, and red quinoa. I added walnuts for a little more protein, and used just a splash of olive oil a...

This was a really nice side dish to have with some chicken. Next time I will add a bit more balsamic and serve it alongside a lamb main as I think the flavours would meld together nicely.

Delicious, super easy and colorful. Made about 6 times the recipe with one large cucumber. That was enough cuke for us. Used fat free feta (about 8 oz.) and 3T lemon infused olive oil and 1T pom...

Tasty! My balsamic vinaigrette recipe called for basil, but I used mint instead.

So great and so easy. I didn't have cucumbers so I used edemame to give it a little protein. Very good!

Ths is a "first cousin" to the classic Tabouleh... Excellent. I added some chopped walnuts and a little lemon juice. Great side dish for moorish style chicken kebabs!