Couscous Confetti Salad Recipe

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


Submitted by rlynne0128

Makes 8 servings



Couscous is pasta from northern Africa that cooks almost instantly and makes a beautiful and flavorful salad. Whole-wheat couscous is sold in natural food stores and some supermarkets.

Recipe Ingredients for Couscous Confetti Salad

1 1/2 cups dry whole-wheat couscous
2 cups boiling water
3 green onions, finely chopped, including tops
1 red bell pepper, seeded and finely diced
1 carrot, grated
1 cup finely shredded red cabbage
1/2 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
1/2 cup golden raisins or chopped dried apricots
1 tbs lemon juice
1/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon curry powder
1 1/2 teaspoons salt

Recipe Directions for Couscous Confetti Salad

  1. In a large bowl, combine couscous and boiling water. Stir to mix, then cover and let stand until all the water has been absorbed, 5 to 10 minutes. Fluff with a fork.

  2. Add green onions, bell pepper, carrot, cabbage, parsley, and raisins or apricots.

  3. In a small bowl mix lemon juice, vinegar, oil, curry powder, and salt. Add to salad and toss to mix. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

Categories

Pasta, Salads

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 153.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
181
Calories from Fat
19
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
2.1g
3%
Saturated Fat
0.3g
1%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
485mg
20%
Potassium
236mg
7%
Total Carbohydrates
35.9g
12%
Dietary Fiber
3.1g
12%
Sugars
7.3g
Protein
5.0g
Vitamin A 42% Vitamin C 50%
Calcium 3% Iron 6%
* 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
95% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
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