Cranberry Feta Couscous Salad

Is it rice? Is it a pasta? Maybe a lil of both??

If you are anything like me.... you've never tried Couscous, and you aren't quite sure what it is exactly.... Am I right? Don't be scared.

My mom and I went to a "Well Balanced Cooking" class hosted by our lovely Kitchen Kneads. We got a handful of recipes that are delicious AND healthy. Gotta love that even more!

So, if you are up for something different, give this a shot. One of our healthy recipes:

  • 6 ounces whole wheat couscous (you'll find this most likely in your RICE isle at the store... but Walmart didn't carry any coucous. Just a heads up.)
  • water (to make your couscous as directed on package)
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries (Craisins) 
  • 1 Tbsp curry powder or 2 tsp cumin (a lil sweeter flavor)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 orange, juiced
  • 1-2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3-4 scallions, trimmed and thinly sliced on an angle
  • 2 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 cup walnuts (optional)
  • Pepper
  • Feta, add to taste

  • In a medium sauce pan, combine water, curry, sugar, salt, and orange juice to a boil over medium-high heat.
  • Remove pan from heat and stir in the couscous. Cover the pan until the couscous is tender and all of the liquid has been absorbed. (about 5-6 minutes)
  • Put the couscous in a large bowl and add cranberries, parsley, scallions, feta, nuts, and lemon juice.
  • Drizzle with olive oil and season with pepper and feta to taste. 
  • Toss until well combined.
ps. I think this is actually better served cold. But that may just be me. See what you think.

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