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Couscous is a great textural element to build a salad around, providing a simple, easily dressed base that pairs flexibly with your favorite veggies and dried fruits. This side is an especially excellent option for summer cookouts.

Tip: If you don’t have currants in the cupboard, use whatever unsweetened dried fruit you have on hand. Raisins or chopped, dried apricots work beautifully.



  • 1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • 1 tsp. reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp. curry powder


  • 1 cup couscous
  • ½ cup green peas
  • ½ cup shredded red cabbage
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • ½ red onion, finely chopped
  • ½ cup currants


  1. Whisk together dressing ingredients and set aside.
  2. Prepare couscous according to package directions.
  3. Toss couscous with remaining salad ingredients and dressing to serve.
Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 155; Total Fat 1g (1% Daily Value); Saturated Fat 0g (0% DV); Trans Fat 0g; Cholesterol 0mg (0% DV); Sodium 240mg (10% DV); Total Carbohydrate 31g (11% DV); Dietary Fiber 3.5g (11% DV); Total Sugars 5g; Includes 1g Added Sugars (2% DV); Protein 5g; Vitamin D 0% DV; Calcium 2% DV; Iron 6% DV; Potassium 4% DV; Vitamin C 40% DV; Molybdenum 35% DV; Pantothenate 20% DV.
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