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Balsamic Couscous Salad with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Olives

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  • 30 min prep time
  • 30 min total time
  • 10 ingredients
  • 20 servings
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Enjoy this tasty couscous salad mad with veggies and chicken broth that is ready in 30 minutes – a perfect side dish.

Ingredients

1
(14 1/2-oz.) can ready-to-serve fat-free chicken broth with 1/3 less sodium
2
cups water
1/2
cup dry-pack sun-dried tomatoes, cut up
2 1/4
cups uncooked couscous
1
cup chopped green onions
1/4
cup chopped fresh basil or 4 teaspoons dried basil leaves
1
(5 3/4-oz.) jar sliced green olives, drained (about 1 1/4 cups)
1/4
cup balsamic vinegar
2
tablespoons water
2
tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Steps

  • 1 In medium saucepan, combine broth, 2 cups water and sun-dried tomatoes. Bring to a boil. Stir in couscous; remove from heat. Cover; let stand 5 minutes.
  • 2 Line 1 large or 2 small cookie sheets with waxed paper. To cool couscous mixture quickly, fluff with fork; spread on lined cookie sheet. Let stand 5 minutes.
  • 3 In large bowl, combine cooled couscous mixture, onions, basil, olives, balsamic vinegar and 2 tablespoons water; toss gently to mix well. Add oil; toss gently. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate until serving time.
  • 1 In medium saucepan, combine broth, 2 cups water and sun-dried tomatoes. Bring to a boil. Stir in couscous; remove from heat. Cover; let stand 5 minutes.
  • 2 Line 1 large or 2 small cookie sheets with waxed paper. To cool couscous mixture quickly, fluff with fork; spread on lined cookie sheet. Let stand 5 minutes.
  • 3 In large bowl, combine cooled couscous mixture, onions, basil, olives, balsamic vinegar and 2 tablespoons water; toss gently to mix well. Add oil; toss gently. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate until serving time.

Expert Tips

Sometimes called Moroccan pasta, couscous, like other high-quality pasta, is made from ground semolina. Buy the tiny quick-cooking pellets in packages in the rice or pasta section of grocery stores or in bulk at food co-ops.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1/2 Cup
Calories
100
Calories from Fat
20
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2g
3%
Saturated Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
170mg
7%
Total Carbohydrate
17g
6%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
1g
1%
Protein
3g
3%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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