Athenian Couscous Salad

Number of Servings: 8 (165g)
Active Time: 10 min.
Total Time: 3 hours
Athenian Couscous Salad

Make this salad as part of a meal prep day to give it time to marinate in the fridge before serving. Top it with whatever protein is easy to round it out as a meal. Leftover chicken, a boiled egg, or some canned low-sodium beans are great choices to turn it into a real meal. Pair it with this Moroccan Pork Loin for a special treat.

Ingredients

  • Couscous:

    • 1 (14.5 oz) can low-sodium vegetable broth
    • 1 cup couscous
    • 2 large tomatoes, diced
    • 1 cup baby spinach
    • 2 green onions, minced
    • ½ cucumber, peeled and diced
    • ½ cup minced parsley
    • 3 oz. reduced-fat feta cheese, crumbled

    Dressing:

    • 4 Tbsp. lemon juice
    • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
    • 2 Tbsp. minced fresh oregano
    • ¼ tsp. salt
    • ¼ tsp. pepper
    • ⅛ tsp. cayenne pepper

Directions

  1. Bring the broth and couscous to a boil in a medium saucepan. Remove from the heat and set aside until the broth is absorbed (5 minutes). Set aside to cool.
  2. Gently stir the tomato, spinach, green onions, cucumber, parsley, and feta into the cooled couscous.
  3. Combine the dressing ingredients in a small jar. Cover and shake well to blend. Pour over the salad, mixing well.
  4. Refrigerate for 1 hour to meld flavors. Bring to room temperature before serving.

Nutrition Facts

8 servings per container

Serving Size 165g

Amount per serving
Calories 160
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1.5g 8%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.5g
Cholesterol 4mg 2%
Sodium 240mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2.5g 11%
Total Sugars 2g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 1g
Protein 6g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 63mg 4%
Iron 1.1mg 6%
Potassium 230mg 4%
Vitamin A 69.2mcg 8%
Vitamin C 16.4mg 20%
Vitamin E 1.1mg 6%
Vitamin K 98.7mcg 80%
Thiamin 0.1mg 8%
Riboflavin 0.1mg 0%
Niacin 1.9mg 15%
Vitamin B6 0.1mg 6%
Folate 31.6mcg 8%
Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%
Biotin 2.3mcg 6%
Chloride 31mg 2%
Pantothenate 0.4mg 0%
Phosphorus 57.6mg 4%
Iodine 0.2mcg 0%
Magnesium 24.3mg 6%
Zinc 0.4mg 0%
Selenium 0.1mcg 0%
Copper 0.1mg 10%
Manganese 0.3mg 15%
Chromium 0.3mcg 0%
Molybdenum 12.6mcg 30%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Ingredients

Low Sodium Vegetable Broth (water, Organic Carrots, Organic Celery, Organic Onions, Organic Leeks, Organic Tomato Puree (organic Tomatoes, Sea Salt, Citric Acid), Organic Mushrooms, Organic Garlic, Organic Spices, Organic Sea Salt), Tomatoes, Couscous (100% Durum Wheat Semolina), Cucumber, Reduced Fat Feta Cheese (reduced Fat Feta Cheese (pasteurized Part-skim Milk, Cheese Culture, Salt, Enzymes, Vitamin A Palmitate), Powdered Cellulose To Prevent Caking, Natamycin (a Natural Mold Inhibitor)), Lemon Juice, Spinach, Green Onion, Parsley, Olive Oil, Oregano, Salt, Black Pepper, Cayenne Pepper.

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