- Exported from MasterCook
Couscous Salad W/Saffron & Currants
Recipe By : Caprial's Cafe Favorites, Chef Caprial Pence, pg 54
6 Preparation Time :
Categories : Pasta Salads/Salad Dressings
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method -- -- --
3 C Vegetable Stock, Home Made --
750mL, 24 fl oz, or -- chicken stock,
-- home made
1 1/2 C Couscous --
1 Med Red Onion -- julienned
2 Cloves Garlic -- chopped
1 Lg Tomato -- seed, dice
1 Tsp Fresh Ginger Root -- chopped
1/3 C Currants --
1 Tbsp Fresh Cilantro -- or parsley, chopped
2 Limes -- juice of
1 Tbsp Olive Oil -- to
Salt And Pepper -- to taste
See recipe for making vegetable stock, home or chicken stock, home made.
155 mL/5 fl oz.
Couscous is a tiny pasta that has long been popular in North Africa and is so
quick and easy to make. You can add ingredients to this list or omit items if
you don't care for them, this is such an adaptable salad or side dish.
In a med saucepan over high heat, bring the stock and saffron to a boil and season with salt and pepper. Place the couscous in a large nonreactive bowl
and pour the boiling stock over it. Cover and set aside for 1- min, or until
all the liquid has been absorbed. Fluff the couscous up with a fork and set it
In a med bowl, mix together the onion, garlic, tomato, ginger, currants,
cilantro and lime juice. Slowly whisk in the olive oil and season with slat
and pepper. Pour the mixture over the couscous and mix well.
Serve the Couscous Salad at room temp.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - NOTES : Cal 290 1/3
Fat 3 1/5g
Carb 59 1/5g
Dietary Fiber 7 1/3g