Nectarine: Nectarine-and-Chickpea Couscous Salad with Honey-Cumin Dressing

posted by Terrytx 04-16-102 7:55 AM

* Exported from MasterCook *
Nectarine-and-Chickpea Couscous Salad With Honey-Cumin Dressing
Recipe By :Cooking Light Magazine. June 2000. Page: 125.
Serving Size : 6 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Salads
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1 1/4 cups water
1 cup uncooked couscous
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped nectarines (about 3 medium)
1/2 cup coarsely chopped spinach
1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
1 can (15-1/2-ounce) chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained
Nectarine slices (optional)

Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan; gradually stir in couscous. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork; cool.

Combine lime juice and next 5 ingredients (juice through coriander) in a large bowl; stir well with a whisk. Add couscous, chopped nectarines, spinach, onions, and chickpeas; toss well. Garnish with nectarine slices,
if desired.

Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 1 cup).

Try this as a light summer lunch or as a side dish for pork or ham.

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