Moroccan Couscous

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Jan. 18, 2012

Ingredients

For salad
Couscous 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Boiling water 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Dry roasted pine nuts 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Carrots 4 , halved and diced
Green beans 2 Cup (32 tbs) , cut into 2 pieces
For dressing
Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
Lemon juice 2 Tablespoon
Salt 1 Teaspoon
Red bell peppers 2 , diced
Peas 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Red onion 1 Small , minced
Italian flat parsley 1 Bunch (100 gm) , chopped
Raisins 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Apple juice 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Cayenne 1 Pinch
Black pepper 1 Pinch

Directions

MAKING

1. In a bowl place the couscous.

2. Pour over boiling water.Let it stand for 15 minutes so that the grains are absorbed.

3. Fluff using a fork so that the clumps of grain can break apart.

4. In a skillet toast the pine nuts for 3 minutes on medium heat till they are all golden brown in color. Cool.

5. In another bowl steam the carrots for 5 minutes in a cup of water, so that the carrots are crisp and tender.

6. In a colander place all the vegetables. Rinse them in cold water. Drain well. Add the couscous.

7. Stir the red onion, raisins, parsley and peppers.

8. In a small bowl whisk the dressing.

9. Pour it on the salad.

10. Mix the pine nuts and toss well.

11. Let it stand for 60 minutes so that the flavors blend well.

SERVING

12. Serve Moroccan Couscous immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Very Easy
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Ready In: 30 Minutes
Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 744Calories from Fat 283

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 33 g50.8%

Saturated Fat 2 g10%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 382 mg15.92%

Total Carbohydrates 99 g33%

Dietary Fiber 12 g48%

Sugars 30 g

Protein 19 g38%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet