Sunday, March 27, 2011

Curried Couscous Salad with Dried Sweet Cranberries

Curried Couscous Salad with Dried Sweet Cranberries

This recipe is SO good! I don't like curry but in this its amazing :). Its also super easy which is a plus. Thanks mom for the recipe!

*1-5.8 oz box instant couscous (or equivalent... I buy couscous in bulk)
*3/4 cup dried cranberries (raisins also work)
*1 Tablespoon curry powder
*1 tsp salt
*1 tsp sugar
*1/2 orange, juiced
*2-3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
*3-4 scallions thinly sliced OR green onions chopped
*2 TBS chopped parsley
*1/2 lemon, juiced
*3/4 cup chopped walnuts
*Freshly ground Pepper

Stir the couscous, cranberries, curry powder, salt and sugar together in a heatproof bowl. Bring water listed in package directions to a boil and pour over the couscous. Add orange juice. Give it a big stir, cover the bowl and let it stand, giving it a big stir once or twice until the water is absorbed and 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 are ready to serve. Check the seasonings just before you serve the salad and add salt and pepper to taste.

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