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Couscous Salad with Spicy Yogurt Dressing

Rated as 4.33 out of 5 Stars

"This cool, refreshing, and colorful salad is sure to please!"
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Ingredients

servings 314 cals
Original recipe yields 2 servings

Directions

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  1. To make the couscous: Heat the oil in a 2-quart saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and celery and cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are softened. Stir in the couscous, coating with oil. Cook and stir for 1 minute until lightly toasted. Add the water and bring to a boil, stirring gently. Remove from the heat. Let stand, covered, for 30 minutes until cool and the liquid is absorbed, uncovering occasionally to fluff with a fork.
  2. To make the spicy yogurt dressing: In a large bowl, mix together the lemon juice, yogurt, oil, ginger root, garlic, cumin, coriander, and pepper. Whisk before serving.
  3. To make the salad: Transfer the couscous to a large serving bowl. Spoon the currants or raisins, chickpeas, bell peppers, cilantro or parsley, and scallions into separate mounds around the couscous. Add the dressing. Toss all the ingredients together at the table. Garnish with the lemon wedges, if using.

Footnotes

  • Note
  • This recipe is optimal for Phase 3 of the South Beach Diet.
  • Copyright© 2003 Waterfront Media, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • See more from The South Beach Diet Online.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 314 calories; 7.8 g fat; 56.3 g carbohydrates; 8.6 g protein; < 1 mg cholesterol; 121 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

amazing yogurt dressing...i have been putting it on everything! thank you!!

Most helpful critical review

This is good, and I've been eating it all week for lunch. However, it's probably not something I will make again. Perhaps there's just too much green onion & cilantro and not enough sweetness fo...

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amazing yogurt dressing...i have been putting it on everything! thank you!!

I crave this salad. The dressing is so good.

This recipe is great for three reasons! 1. All of the vegetables/beans, I got them all ready prepared from the grocery salad bar. 2.It tastes so wonderful very fresh and satisfying. 3. It's c...

I was looking for a nice couscous salad recipe and although I didn't have a lot of what is required here, I used some couscous I had already cooked, added the dressing and some veggies, cilantro...

I've been to Morocco and this recipe reminded me of the couscous I had eaten there. It is wonderful!

Amazing. The spicy yogurt is soooo good!

This is good, and I've been eating it all week for lunch. However, it's probably not something I will make again. Perhaps there's just too much green onion & cilantro and not enough sweetness fo...

Sorry, lovely though this salad was, the taste did not appeal to me.