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Couscous Salad, Mediterranean (P, TNT)
Source: Unknown
Yield: 6 cups

3 cups water
2/3 cups currants or raisins
1-1/2 cup couscous
1 small red onion
1 (10 oz.) jar pimento stuffed green olives, drained
3 tablespoons capers, drained
1/2 cup pine nuts, lightly toasted, optional

2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 cup dried parsley

Make Salad:
In saucepan, bring water to a boil with currants or raisins. Stir in couscous and let stand, covered, off heat for 5 minutes. Fluff couscous with a fork.

Chop onion and olives, add capers, and mix with couscous mixture in large bowl.

Make Dressing and Assembly:
Mix dressing ingredients in small bowl with wire whisk. Pour dressing over salad and mix well. Add optional pine nuts and mix well. Serve cold.

Posted by Michele Rose

Nutritional Info Per Serving: N/A