California Couscous Salad
Dan Goldberg
Yields Makes 6 servings Total Time 20 mins
AuthorSuzanne Calderon, Oceanside, CA,
Inspired by her favorite tabbouleh recipe, Susan Calderon substituted couscous for the usual bulgur wheat and came up with this light, crunchy salad.

How to Make It

Step 1
1

In a small pot over high heat, bring chicken broth and 1/4 cup water to a boil. Add couscous, cover, and remove from heat. Let sit 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.

Step 2
2

In a large bowl, whisk together olive oil and lemon juice. Pour over couscous and toss to coat. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Step 3
3

Stir in red pepper, red onion, almonds, and chopped cilantro. Garnish with cilantro sprigs and lemon slices if you like. Serve at room temperature.

Step 4
4

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Ingredients

 1 3/4 cups (14 oz.) chicken broth
 1 1/2 cups (12 oz.) couscous
 1/3 cup olive oil
 1/3 cup lemon juice
  Salt and pepper
 1 medium red pepper, finely chopped
 1 small red onion, finely chopped
 1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted and chopped
 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
  Cilantro sprigs and lemon slices (optional)

Directions

Step 1
1

In a small pot over high heat, bring chicken broth and 1/4 cup water to a boil. Add couscous, cover, and remove from heat. Let sit 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.

Step 2
2

In a large bowl, whisk together olive oil and lemon juice. Pour over couscous and toss to coat. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Step 3
3

Stir in red pepper, red onion, almonds, and chopped cilantro. Garnish with cilantro sprigs and lemon slices if you like. Serve at room temperature.

Step 4
4

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

California Couscous Salad