RE: Recipe for lunch on January 2nd?
Posted Friday, January 4, 2013 at 2:17 PM
I have found this recipe makes ALOT. You might consider cutting it in 1/2.
Couscous Confetti Salad
1 1/2 cups dry whole-wheat couscous
2 cups boiling water
3 - 4 green onions, finely chopped, including tops
1 red bell pepper, seeded and finely diced
1 carrot, grated
1 - 2 cup finely shredded red cabbage
1/2 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
1/2 cup golden raisins or chopped dried apricots
1 juice of 1 lemon
1/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon curry powder
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
In a large bowl, combine couscous and boiling water.
Stir to mix, then cover and let stand until all the water has been absorbed, 5 to 10 minutes. Fluff with a fork.
Add green onions, bell pepper, carrot, cabbage, parsley, and raisins or apricots.
In a small bowl mix lemon juice, vinegar, oil, curry powder, and salt. Add to salad and toss to mix. Serve at room temperature or chilled.
Per 1-cup serving
Calories: 194 Fat: 2.1 g Saturated Fat: 0.3 g Calories from Fat: 9.8%
Cholesterol: 0 mg Protein: 5.2 g Carbohydrates: 40.2 g Sugar: 10 g
Fiber: 4.2 g Sodium: 283 mg Calcium: 33 mg Iron: 1.1 mg
Vitamin C: 40.9 mg Beta Carotene: 1157 mcg Vitamin E: 0.7 mg
Source: Healthy Eating for Life to Prevent and Treat Diabetes by Patricia Bertron, R.D.; recipe by Jennifer Raymond, M.S., R.D.