Couscous Salad With Apricots, Pine Nuts, and Ginger

by Dr. Stephen Sinatra
Filed Under: Recipes
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

A Heart-Healthy Salad Recipe

  • 1 cup instant couscous
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. white wine vinegar
  • 8 dried apricots, thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp. grated ginger
  • dash of salt
  • 1 Tbsp. raisins
  • 2 Tbsp. pine nuts
  • chopped small red onion

Pour the couscous into a mixing bowl. Combine the water, juice, olive oil, and vinegar in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and stir in the dried apricots, ginger, and 1/2 tsp. salt. Pour immediately over the couscous, cover, and let sit for 20 minutes.

Drop the chopped red onion in a pot of boiling water for 15 seconds, drain well, and toss it with a few splashes of vinegar. When the couscous is ready, fluff it with a fork and toss with the raisins, pine nuts, and onion. Add salt to season and a splash of vinegar to brighten the flavor.

Makes 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving): Calories 190, Fat 4g, Sodium 200 mg, Carbs 35g, Fiber 3g, Protein 5g

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