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Pearl Couscous and Dried Fruit Salad

Pearl Couscous and Dried Fruit Salad

Pearl Couscous and Dried Fruit Salad

Prep Time10 Minutes
Cook Time15 Minutes

Calories per seving 283

Fat 10.5g

Cholesterol 0mg

Sodium 121mg

Carbohydrates 42g

Fiber 3.5g

Sugar 7g

Protein 6.5g

Ingredients

  • Salad
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 2 cups pearl (Israeli) couscous
  • 1/2 cup each: diced red bell pepper and Sunsweet® Amaz!n™ Diced Prunes
  • 1/3 cup minced red onion
  • 1/4 cup Sunsweet® Mediterranean Apricots, diced
  • 2 Tbsp each: chopped fresh mint and parsley
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • Dressing
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • freshly ground pepper to taste

Instructions

Stir together water and couscous in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and fluff with a fork. Let cool, then stir in dried fruits, bell pepper, onion, and herbs. Whisk together all dressing ingredients in a small bowl and pour over salad. Toss well to coat, then refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Sprinkle with pine nuts just before serving

Tip
Salad may be made 2 days before serving. Add herbs and pine nuts just before serving.