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Zesty Couscous Salad

Zesty Couscous SaladBecause this flavorful couscous salad is so quick and easy to make, it's sure to become one of your 'go-to' dishes for busy-day meals.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 2/3 cups chicken or vegetable broth (14 ounce can)
1 cup couscous, uncooked
3/4 cup canned garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup cucumber - chopped, seeded, unpeeled
1/4 cup sweet red bell pepper, diced
2 tablespoons green onions, chopped
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon lemon peel
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper

Cooking Directions:

  1. In a medium saucepan, bring broth to a boil; stir in couscous. Remove from heat, cover, and let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork; let cool for 10 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, lightly toss couscous with garbanzo beans, cucumber, red pepper and onions.
  3. Mix balsamic vinegar, olive oil, mustard, lemon rind and black pepper. Add to couscous mixture and toss. Garnish with lemon pepper.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): 266 calories, 9 g protein, 44 g carbohydrates, 5 g fat (1 g saturated), 5 g fiber, 0 mg cholesterol, 16 mcg folate, 1 mg iron, 698 mg sodium.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Wheat Foods Council.