Curried Couscous Salad
five half-cup snacks, or about two meals
long does it take?
10 minutes (making couscous will take an additional 10 to 15 minutes)
cup cooked couscous
cup garbanzo beans, canned
tablespoons canola oil
tablespoons chopped fresh herbs (choose parsley, cilantro, or chives)
teaspoons curry powder
to make it:
couscous, beans, and raisins in a large bowl. Drizzle with oil, sprinkle with
fresh herbs and curry powder, and toss. A half cup of this salad makes a great
snack. A whole cup or more can be a meal-on-the-go.
breakdown per 1cup:
182, Protein: 4 g, Carbohydrate: 30 g, Fat: 6 g (saturated fat: 1 g), Dietary
fiber: 3 g, Vitamin E: 2 mg (21% of the RDA), Vitamin B6: 13% of the RDA, Vitamin
A: 94 IU (12% of the RDA)
in it for you?
beans and grains, like garbanzo beans and couscous, are eaten at the same time,
their proteins are complementary. Eating complementary proteins helps vegetarians
meet their protein needs without eating meat. Couscous is rich in B vitamins,
which help unlock energy from the food you eat.
is a traditional Moroccan pasta. It's quick and easy to make:
1 cup of water to a boil. Add 1 cup of couscous and return to a boil. Cover
and remove from heat. Allow to stand 5 minutes. Fluff up with a fork. Makes
1 to 2 cups.