I love salads and I eat them every day, so for me it becomes important to find new and interesting salads with great healthy ingredients.... I love experimenting with different flavours and this salad is a perfect combination of ingredients that taste great together!
If you are new to couscous, give it a try before "writing it off", I bet you'll enjoy it!
3 cups couscous
4 ½ cups chicken broth, or boiling water
¾ cup dried cranberries
1 cup dried apricots, diced
¾ cup toasted almonds
1 lemon zested and juiced
¼ cup olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
4 green onions, sliced
¾ cup mint leaves, chopped
In a large bowl combine the couscous and boiling broth/water. Cover and allow to steam for five minutes. Fluff couscous with a fork, breaking apart clumps. Stir in cranberries, apricots, and almonds, and set aside. In a small bowl, wisk together the lemon zest, one half of the lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper. Drizzle mixture over the couscous and toss to combine.
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