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For Day 3 of BM# 17, I made this very quick and easy South Western Salad with couscous. I think any grain can be used instead of couscous and the salad would taste equally delicious. Using couscous cuts down the cooking time considerably. Recipe is from Whole Foods website.

This is a very colorful and healthy salad. Ingredients can be easily substituted with what you have on hand. A perfect dish for summer BBQs and the leftovers taste great chilled the next day for quick lunch.

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South Western Couscous Salad
Course salad
Cuisine tex mex
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Whole-wheat couscous
  • 1 Zucchini - small, finely diced
  • 1 Red pepper - small, finely chopped
  • 1 cup Corn - fresh or frozen kernels (defrost if using frozen corn)
  • 3 tbsps Cilantro - finely chopped
  • 2 Tomato - small, chopped
  • 1 Avocado (pitted, scooped and chopped - optional)
  • 3 tbsps Lime juice - freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder (or to taste) -- use any other chili powder Ancho
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • to taste Salt Pepper &
Course salad
Cuisine tex mex
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Whole-wheat couscous
  • 1 Zucchini - small, finely diced
  • 1 Red pepper - small, finely chopped
  • 1 cup Corn - fresh or frozen kernels (defrost if using frozen corn)
  • 3 tbsps Cilantro - finely chopped
  • 2 Tomato - small, chopped
  • 1 Avocado (pitted, scooped and chopped - optional)
  • 3 tbsps Lime juice - freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder (or to taste) -- use any other chili powder Ancho
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • to taste Salt Pepper &
South Western Couscous Salad
Instructions
  1. Bring 1.5 cups of water to a boil in a medium sauce pan. Add the couscous, mix well and turn off the heat. Cover the pot and set aside for 10 minutes, so the couscous has a chance to absorb the water and get tender.
  2. In the meantime, chop all the veggies and toss all the ingredients in a large bowl. If using avocado, add it right before serving.
  3. Finally add the cooked couscous and gently toss to combine. Serve at room temperature or chilled.
Recipe Notes

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