Couscous and Cucumber Salad

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Encourage guests to squeeze the juice from the lemon wedges on to the salad.

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings

Ingredients

  • 10 ounces uncooked couscous

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • ½ cup lemon juice

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 cucumber, seeded and chopped

  • ½ cup finely chopped green onions

  • ½ cup fresh parsley, chopped

  • ¼ cup fresh basil, chopped

  • 6 leaves lettuce

  • 6 slices lemon

Directions

  1. In a medium saucepan, bring 1 3/4 cup water to a boil. Stir in couscous; cover. Remove from heat; let stand, covered, 5 minutes. Cool to room temperature.

  2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl combine oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Stir in cucumber, green onion, parsley, basil and couscous. Mix well and chill for at least 1 hour.

  3. Line a plate with lettuce leaves. Spoon couscous mixture over leaves and garnish with lemon wedges.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

142 Calories
4g Fat
25g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 142
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Sodium 227mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 22mg 111%
Calcium 32mg 2%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 172mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.