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Tropical Couscous Salad Recipe

Tropical Couscous Salad
Posted By: Chyrel Thur 3 Jun 2004 3:51 pm

1 C orange juice
1 C water
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
2 C couscous
1 can (15 oz.) mandarin oranges, drained, reserve juice
1 C peas (if using frozen, defrost first)
1/2 C chopped green onions or scallions
1/2 C dried cranberries
1/2 teaspoons grated orange zest
dash of cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/4 C chopped walnuts, toasted


In a saucepan, bring orange juice, water, olive oil, and ginger to a boil. Add couscous, stir, remove from heat, and cover for 7 minutes. Transfer couscous to a bowl and add oranges, peas, green onions, cranberries, and orange zest, mixing well.
In a small bowl, whisk together cayenne, lemon juice, and 1/3 cup of reserved mandarin juice and toss with salad. Add walnuts. Refrigerate.

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