Cucumber Couscous Salad

Cucumber Couscous Salad 250 Author: Canadian Living Credits: Cucumber Couscous Salad 250

Fresh and light, this crunchy salad is a delicious way to enjoy cucumbers all year round.

  • Portion size 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole wheat couscous
  • 2 cups diced English cucumber
  • 1/2 cup sliced radish
  • 2 green onion sliced
  • 6 boston lettuce
  • 1/4 cup toasted pine nut
  • 1/4 cup toasted slivered almonds
Dressing:
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Method

In large bowl, cover couscous with 1 cup (250 mL) boiling water; let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with fork; let cool.

Add cucumber, radishes and onions.

Dressing: In small bowl, whisk together oil, lemon juice, thyme, garlic, cumin, salt and pepper. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate salad and dressing separately for up to 24 hours.) Toss dressing with salad. Serve in lettuce cups; sprinkle with pine nuts.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 198 mg
  • Protein 7 g
  • Calories 228.0
  • Total fat 11 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Total carbohydrate 29 g

%RDI

  • Iron 15.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 10.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 3.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 2.0
  • Vitamin C 13.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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