Black Bean & Couscous Salad Recipe

Looking for an easy Black Bean & Couscous Salad recipe? Learn how to make Black Bean & Couscous Salad using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by jwestwell

Makes 4 servings



Hearty black beans, red pepper, fresh cilantro, corn and green onions, dressed in a tangy southwestern lime-cumin vinaigrette, is best served on a bed of fluffy couscous to soak up all the fabulous flavors.

Recipe Ingredients for Black Bean & Couscous Salad

1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
1/3 cup uncooked couscous
1 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/2 teaspoon red wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
4 green onions, chopped
1/2 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 tsp dried cilantro
1/2 cup frozen corn kernels
15 ounce black beans, drained

Recipe Directions for Black Bean & Couscous Salad

  1. Bring chicken broth to a boil in a sauce pan and stir in the couscous. Cover the pot and remove from heat. Let stand for 5 minutes.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, vinegar and cumin. Add green onions, red pepper, cilantro, corn and beans and toss to coat.

  3. Fluff the couscous well, breaking up any chunks. Add to the bowl with the vegetables and mix well. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve at once or refrigerate until ready to serve.

Categories

Salads

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 210.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
491
Calories from Fat
62
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
6.9g
11%
Saturated Fat
1.1g
5%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
19mg
1%
Potassium
1729mg
49%
Total Carbohydrates
83.9g
28%
Dietary Fiber
18.1g
72%
Sugars
3.9g
Protein
26.0g
Vitamin A 13% Vitamin C 39%
Calcium 15% Iron 34%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Very low in sodium
  • Low in sugar
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in thiamin
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