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Fresh Herb Couscous Salad

Fresh herbs add flavor to foods and reduce the need for salt, sugar and fat. Many herbs, like mint and parsley grow easily in containers.

Ingredients

  1. 1 cup whole wheat couscous, cooked according to package directions
  2. 1 cup parsley, chopped
  3. 1 cup mint, chopped
  4. 1 cup cilantro, chopped
  5. 1 cup fresh tomatoes, chopped
  6. 1 cup zucchini, chopped
  7. 4 scallions or green onions, chopped
  8. sprinkle of salt & pepper
  9. 2 tablespoons light balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing

Preparation Steps

  1. Cook couscous according to package directions then set aside.
  2. Chop parsley, mint & cilantro, then place in a large bowl. Add chopped tomatoes, zucchini, & scallions. Add cooled couscous then toss gently. Add salt & pepper to taste, drizzle with balsamic salad dressing. Toss lightly, then serve as a side dish or tasty lunch!

Note-this recipe was created in collaboration with Alice Henneman, MS, RD, Extension Educator, Universityof Nebraska-Lincoln.