Couscous Salad with Chopped Vegetables Recipe

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


Submitted by gymnst62

Makes 5 servings



The creamy yogurt dressing has a hint of sweetness from the honey and an extra zing from the vinegar.

Recipe Ingredients for Couscous Salad with Chopped Vegetables

1 1/2 cups water
1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup uncooked couscous
1 cup chopped yellow bell pepper
1/2 cup finely chopped zucchini
1 cup chopped mushrooms
3/4 cup chopped carrot
1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
3 tablespoons dried currants
3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 cup plain low-fat yogurt
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar

Recipe Directions for Couscous Salad with Chopped Vegetables

  1. To prepare salad, bring water, 1 teaspoon oil, and salt to a boil in a medium saucepan; gradually stir in couscous. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Place in a large bowl; cool to room temperature.

  2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add remaining oil to pan. Add the bell pepper, zucchini, carrots, and mushrooms; sauté 4 minutes or until bell pepper is tender. Add bell pepper mixture, onions, currants, mint, and black pepper to couscous; toss gently to combine.

  3. To prepare dressing, combine yogurt and remaining ingredients, stirring with a whisk. Drizzle over couscous mixture, tossing gently to combine.

Categories

Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 247.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
223
Calories from Fat
35
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
3.9g
6%
Saturated Fat
0.9g
5%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
3mg
1%
Sodium
405mg
17%
Potassium
396mg
11%
Total Carbohydrates
39.3g
13%
Dietary Fiber
3.4g
14%
Sugars
9.5g
Protein
8.2g
Vitamin A 71% Vitamin C 57%
Calcium 12% Iron 7%
* 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
  • Very low in cholesterol
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in sugar
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