Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Curried Couscous Salad with Dried Sweet Cranberries


The Lebanese Recipes Kitchen (The home of Middle Eastern/Lebanese Food Recipes) invites you to try Curried Couscous Salad with Dried Sweet Cranberries recipe. Enjoy easy and delicious Middle Eastern recipes and learn how to make Curried Couscous Salad with Dried Sweet Cranberries.

Cook Time: 5 min  Level: Easy  Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

1 (5.8-ounce) box instant couscous
3/4 cup sweetened dried cranberries
1 tablespoon curry powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 orange, juiced
2 to 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
3 to 4 scallions, trimmed and thinly sliced on an angle
2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley leaves
1/2 lemon, juiced
3/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
Freshly ground pepper

Directions

Stir the couscous, cranberries, curry powder, salt, and sugar together in a heatproof bowl. Bring water (amount will be listed on package directions) to a boil and pour it over the couscous. Add the orange juice. Give it a big stir, cover the bowl tightly and let it stand, giving it a big stir once or twice, until the water is absorbed and the couscous is tender, about 5 minutes.

Fluff up the couscous with a fork. Add the olive oil, scallions, parsley, lemon juice, and walnuts. Stir around until everything is distributed evenly throughout the couscous. Make up to 2 hours ahead of time and keep at room temperature until you're ready to serve. Check the seasonings just before you serve the salad and add salt and pepper, to taste.

Note: To toast the walnuts, spread them out on a baking sheet and bake in a 400 degree F oven until they turn a shade darker, about 8 minutes.

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1 comment:

  1. Great job .Thanks for sharing such a fantastic recipe.Keep up writing and giving us many more like this one.
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