Recipe: Couscous Salad With Tomatoes, Lemon and Sage

Easy to make and good for your heart

This Mediterranean couscous salad is full of veggies and made with olive oil, lemon and sage. It’s a fresh-tasting, nutritious offering that’s easy to make and great for your heart. Enjoy it alone or as a side dish.

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Ingredients

1 ¾ cups fat-free, low-sodium chicken broth
¾ cup whole wheat couscous
1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
½ cup chopped seeded peeled cucumber
½ cup chopped red bell pepper
¼ cup sliced green onions
1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage
¼ teaspoon grated lemon rind
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
4 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Preparation

    1. Bring broth to a boil in a medium saucepan; gradually stir in couscous.
    2. Remove from heat; cover and let stand for 5 minutes.
    3. Fluff with a fork.
    4. Combine couscous, tomatoes, and remaining ingredients in a large bowl

Nutritional information

Makes four servings – 1 cup per serving
Calories: 150
Total Fat: 5 g
Saturated Fat: 1 g
Protein: 5 g
Carbohydrates: 22 g
Dietary Fiber: 4 g
Sugars: 0 g
Sodium: 465 mg

Source: Cooking Light

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