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Sun-Dried Tomato and Salami Couscous Salad

Serves 4 to 6
Time 15 min
Couscous easily rehydrates in hot water, making it the perfect warm-weater grain since preparing it won't heat up your kitchen. Look for both whole wheat and regular varieties, either of which can be used in this recipe.
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup couscous preferably whole wheat
  • 2 cups baby arugula
  • 1/3 cup sliced oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red chile flakes
  • 1/4 pound sliced salami roughly chopped
  • 10 fresh basil leaves torn
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt to taste
Method

In a medium pot, bring 1 1/4 cups water to a boil; stir in couscous. Immediately remove the pot from the heat, cover and set aside for 10 minutes. Uncover, transfer couscous to a large bowl and fluff with a fork; set aside and let cool to room temperature.

Add arugula, tomatoes, lemon juice, oil, zest, chile flakes, salami, basil and salt and toss gently to combine. Serve salad at room temperature.

Note: We've provided special diet and nutritional information for educational purposes. But remember - we're cooks, not doctors! You should follow the advice of your health-care provider. And since product formulations change, check product labels for the most recent ingredient information.
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  • 1 cup couscous preferably whole wheat
  • 2 cups baby arugula
  • 1/3 cup sliced oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red chile flakes
  • 1/4 pound sliced salami roughly chopped
  • 10 fresh basil leaves torn
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt to taste