Continuing my mission of cooking as little as possible during the hot months of summer, I bring you the latest addition of Quilt Lady Cooking. This Cous Cous salad is a mainstay at our house during the summer. The great part about it is that the only thing to cook is the cous cous which takes about 5 minutes. It’s also low calories as well…just in case you were wondering…or had been having a “little” too much ice cream.
Here we go,
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup plain cous cous
1 cup red seedless grapes, cut in half
1/3 cup currants
1 small red onion chopped
10 dates, pitted and chopped
3 Tbsp parsley
¼ cup pine nuts (these are REALLY, REALLY expensive this year so omit if needed)
3 Tbsp orange juice
2 Tbsp Balsamic vinegar
1 Tbsp Olive oil
1 tsp honey Dijon mustard
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp ground cumin
½ lb. smoked turkey, cut into ½” cubes
Bring chicken broth to a boil, remove from heat and stir in cous cous. Cover and allow to cool.
Combine dates, grapes, currants, onion, turkey, cous cous and pine nuts in a bowl.
Whisk together orange juice, vinegar, olive oil, mustard, salt and ground cumin.
Pour over cous cous mix.
Sprinkle with parsley and serve with salad greens.
For a printable version of this recipe click here. Enjoy!