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Cherry Recipes - Cherry Delicious Couscous Salad

Cherry Delicious Couscous Salad The perfect accompaniment for meat or poultry.
  • 1 cup water or chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup quick-cooking couscous, uncooked
  • 1/2 cup dried tart cherries
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped unpeeled cucumber
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts or slivered almonds (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
Bring water or broth to a boil in a medium saucepan; stir in couscous. Remove from heat; let stand, covered, 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Uncover; let cool 10 minutes. Combine cooked couscous, dried cherries, carrots, cucumber, green onions and pine nuts in a large bowl. Combine vinegar, olive oil and mustard; mix well. Pour vinegar mixture over couscous mixture; mix well. Season with salt and pepper. Serve chilled or at room temperature. Makes 4 cups; about 6 servings. Don't forget to download your free tart cherry recipe book at
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