NANA'S COUSCOUS SALAD
Are you ready to embark on a culinary adventure that's bursting with flavors and wholesome goodness? Look no further because Nana's Couscous Salad is here to tantalize your taste buds and fill your heart with warmth.
Imagine a delightful fusion of whole-wheat couscous, crisp cucumbers, succulent tomatoes, and earthy garbanzo beans, all coming together in perfect harmony. This salad isn't just a dish; it's a journey through the vibrant world of fresh ingredients and wholesome nutrition.
But what makes this salad truly special is Nana's secret dressing, a zesty blend of flaxseed oil, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, Dijon mustard, coriander, salt, and pepper. It's the magic elixir that transforms this salad into a flavor-packed sensation.
Whether you're planning a summer picnic, a family gathering, or simply craving a nourishing meal, Nana's Couscous Salad is your answer. It's a dish that embodies the essence of home-cooked comfort while embracing the excitement of culinary innovation.
So, tie on your apron, gather your ingredients, and get ready to create a salad that not only fills your belly but also warms your soul. Let's dive into the world of Nana's Couscous Salad and make lasting memories, one delicious bite at a time!
- 2 cups whole-wheat couscous
- 1 cup green onions, chopped
- 2 cups tomatoes, chopped
- 2 cups cucumbers, chopped
- 1 15 oz. can Garbanzo beans
- 1 cup parsley, chopped
- ¼ cup flax seed oil
- ¼ cup olive oil
- ½ cup lemon juice
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
Nutritional Information (per serving):
- Servings: 10
- Calories: 175
- Total Fat: 8.1g (12% Daily Value)
- Saturated Fat: 1.2g (6% Daily Value)
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Sodium: 72mg (3% Daily Value)
- Total Carbohydrate: 23.5g (7% Daily Value)
- Dietary Fiber: 4.7g (18% Daily Value)
- Sugars: 2.3g
- Protein: 5.1g
- Cook couscous according to package directions. Set aside to let it cool and refrigerate.
- Mix all the ingredients for the dressing about an hour or up to a day prior to serving.
- In a large bowl, mix the vegetables, couscous, and beans. Toss with the dressing.
- Serve and enjoy!
- Nana's Couscous Salad is a hearty yet refreshing dish that works well as a side for a cookout or as a standalone meal.
- The flaxseed oil adds a nice touch of Omega-3's with a slight nutty flavor from the oil.