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  • Makes 8 cups

Break out the big platter or a clear glass bowl and showcase your farmers market haul in this eye-popping layered salad. Warm spices and veggie broth infuse the couscous with rich flavor, while a creamy tahini dressing plays up the dish’s Mediterranean-inspired elements.

farmers market couscous salad

Ingredients

  • 1½ cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 cup fresh English peas
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup dry whole wheat couscous
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh chives
  • 4 cups packed baby greens
  • 1 cup bias-sliced or ribbon-cut multicolor spring carrots
  • ½ cup golden raisins
  • ¼ cup chopped toasted walnuts

Instructions

  1. In a saucepan combine the first five ingredients (through cinnamon). Bring to boiling. Stir in couscous; remove from heat. Cover and let stand 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Let cool.
  2. For dressing, in a bowl whisk together lemon juice, tahini, mustard, and 4 to 6 Tbsp. water to reach drizzling consistency. Stir in chives. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. On a large platter or in a straight-sided glass bowl layer the greens, couscous mixture, carrots, raisins, and walnuts. Drizzle with dressing.

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Genevieve2 weeks ago
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Made this saterday. Very delisious! I had couscous from chickpeas. I do not eat wheat!

nk2 months ago
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I may never go back to boiling grains without a spice blend.

Berline Brown2 months ago
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I like many of your recipes, however I don’t find the nutritional information for the recipes.
I am.plant based but I have some restrictions and need to be aware o f the how much sodium, potassium and protein in the foods that I consume.

Clare Gomer2 months ago
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I would recommend either consulting your doctor or use an app like MyFitnessPal which details all you need once you type in the ingredients you are using – maybe that would help?

JANICE DILUZIO2 months ago
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Can quinoa be substituted for the couscous for a gluten free recipe?

GreenHearted2 months ago
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For sure! You might have to change the cooking procedure / time a bit though.

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