Mediterranean Couscous Salad

Couscous Salad pairs beautifully with fish, chicken or meat. It is very tasty and every easy to make. You can indulge without the guilt…it is perfect for picnics.

Ingredients – Salad:
• 1 cup whole wheat couscous
• 1½ cups of water
• 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
• ½ teaspoon sea salt or to taste
• 2 cups cherry tomatoes, sliced in halves
• ¼ cup thinly chopped radishes
• ¼ cup thinly chopped green onions
• ¼ cup chopped mint leaves
• ¼ cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
• ½ cup raisins
• ½ cup dry roasted hazelnuts
Ingredients – Dressing:
• 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
• 1 small lemon juice
• ½ teaspoon sea salt or to taste
• ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper or to taste
• In a small pot, bring boil 1½ cups of water to a boil over high heat. Add couscous, salt and olive oil. Pour the liquid over the couscous, salt and olive oil. Stir with a fork to separate any clumps. Cover with a lid, for about 5 minutes or until all the liquid is absorbed. Fluff the couscous with a fork.
• Set the couscous aside to cool. Fluff with a fork occasionally while it cools.
• In a bowl, whisk oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
• Add the couscous, tomatoes, radishes, green onions, mint leaves, parsley, raisins and hazelnuts.
• Serve cold or at room temperature.
• Taste and add salt and/or pepper if necessary.
• Leftovers will keep refrigerated for 5 days.
Serves: 4
Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Nutrition Facts Per Serving: 213.75 Calories, 22.47g Carbohydrates, 0mg Cholesterol, 13.97g Fat, 503.76mg Potassium, 4.18g Protein, and 302.25mg Sodium

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