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.

Ingredients: 
  • 1 (10-ounce) package whole wheat couscous
  • 1 cup peeled and chopped cucumbers
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup chopped basil
  • 1/4 cup 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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Method: 

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:360 calories (120 from fat), 13g total fat, 1.5g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 260mg sodium, 53g carbohydrate (10g dietary fiber, 3g sugar), 10g protein
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