Lemon Couscous Salad

Lemon Couscous Salad

Serves 4 to 6
Fresh crunchy cucumbers, carrots and green onions come alive with a twist of lemon juice and honey mustard. Couscous is perfect for kitchen newbies since this tiny pasta cooks by simply combining with hot water and then letting it rest for about ten minutes while it absorbs the water. Serve this quick and healthful couscous dish warm, cold or at room temperature.
  • 1 1/2 cup whole wheat couscous
  • 1 medium English cucumber, cubed
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 1 bunch green onions, trimmed and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons honey mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
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Prepare couscous according to package directions, leaving out any oil, butter, or salt that is called for. Allow the couscous to cool, then fluff with a fork and place in a salad dish or medium bowl. Add cucumbers, carrots, green onions, and basil and toss gently to combine. Set aside.

In a separate bowl, whisk together oil, lemon juice, mustard, and salt and pepper to make a dressing. Pour over couscous mixture and stir to combine.

Taste and adjust for seasoning. Serve at room temperature or chilled, if you like.
Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving: 290 calories (60 from fat), 7g total fat, 1g saturated fat, 260mg sodium, 50g carbohydrates, (9 g dietary fiber, 4g sugar), 9g protein.
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