Couscous & Fruit Salad

Provided by EatingWell.com

Serves4 Prep Time 15 min. Total Time 15 min.Nutrition Profile: Healthy Weight Heart Healthy High Fiber Low Calorie Low Cholesterol Low Sat Fat Low Sodium

Try this fruit-and-nut-studded couscous salad alongside grilled salmon or chicken for supper or on its own for a fresh lunchbox treat.

INGREDIENTS

2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

2 tablespoon orange juice

1 tablespoon cider vinegar

2 teaspoons finely chopped shallots

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

2 cups cooked whole-wheat couscous

1 cup chopped nectarine

1 cup mixed fresh berries, such as blueberries and raspberries

2 tablespoon toasted sliced almonds, (see Tip)

COOKING DIRECTIONS

Step 1Whisk oil, orange juice, vinegar, shallots, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add cooked couscous, nectarines, berries and almonds; gently toss to combine.

RECIPE TIPS

Tip: To toast sliced almonds, heat a small dry skillet over medium-low heat. Add nuts and cook, stirring, until lightly browned and fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes.

NUTRITION INFOPer servingCalories: 259Carbohydrates: 40gFat: 9gProtein: 7gDietary Fiber: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgPotassium: 116mgSodium: 146mgExchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 fruit, 2 fatCarbohydrate Servings: 2