Healthy Recipes: Golden Walnut Couscous Salad
Here’s a tasty salad recipe that’s perfect as a side dish or healthy snack:
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup couscous
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 cup fresh orange juice
1/4 cup seasoned rice wine vinegar
1 small yellow bell pepper, seeded and diced
1/2 cucumber, peeled, halved lengthwise, seeded and thinly sliced
1/2 cup sliced radishes
salt, to taste
2 cups spinach leaves
- Heat walnuts in a dry skillet over medium-high heat 1-2 minutes until walnuts are slightly toasted. Set aside and reserve.
- In a covered 2 quart sauce pan over high heat, bring 1-1/4 cups water to boil. Stir in couscous and cumin, cover pan and remove from heat. Let stand until couscous absorbs liquid, about 5 minutes. With a fork, fluff couscous. Chill 15 minutes.
- Stir in juice, vinegar, bell pepper, cucumber, radishes and walnuts; season with salt. Serve on a bed of spinach.
Calories from Fat 95
Total Fat 11g
Saturated Fat 1g
Mono Fat 2g
Total Carbs 43g
Dietary Fiber 4g