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Israeli Couscous Salad

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Whenever Trader Joes starts selling a new product, I get excited. Finally, Israeli couscous! Don't worry if you don’t have a Trader Joe’s, though, you can buy it at most groceries. For some reason I usually cook with fine couscous, but unlike its smaller cousin, Israeli couscous looks like tiny pearls and have a wonderful, light texture.
When I made it for dinner recently, my husband said "why haven't you ever made this before? I love Israeli couscous!" (after 8 1/2 years together, who knew?). He wasn't the only one that loved it. Kenya dug right in to this dish and enjoyed every bite.
I took a few of my favorite Moroccan flavors like mint, olive oil, lemon and tossed in several other nutritious items to make this recipe that can be served warm or cold. I even came up with a way to cook everything in one pot so there’s no big mess to deal with and it’s ready in minutes. This recipe really is everything that weelicious stands for: easy, fast and fresh!

Israeli Couscous Salad  (Makes 6 Servings)

  • Prep Time: 2 mins,
  • Cook Time: 12 mins,
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Whenever Trader Joes starts selling a new product, I get excited. Finally, Israeli couscous! Don't worry if you don’t have a Trader Joe’s, though, you can buy it at most groceries. For some reason I usually cook with fine couscous, but unlike its...

Ingredients

  • 1 cup israeli couscous
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 small yam, peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Preparation

  1. 1. Bring the water to a boil, add the couscous and yam, cover and reduce to a simmer.
  2. 2. Cook for 12 minutes.
  3. 3. Combine all the ingredients and serve.
Israeli Couscous Salad

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  1. ladymalai

    August 28, 2014 at 9:20 am

    Is there something you can sub in if you don’t like mint?

  2. Natasha Josiah

    February 19, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    NOOOOOOOOOO! Whenever I hear somebody mention Justin Bieber’s song Never Say Never I get one line of the song stuck in my head on a loop :’(