Black Bean and Couscous Salad

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Black Bean and Couscous Salad

Prep 30 m

Cook 35 m

Ready In 65 m

8 Servings

253 Calories

Description

"This is a great salad for a buffet, with interesting textures and southwest flavors combined in one delicious salad. Leftovers store well refrigerated for several days."

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Ingredients

  1. 1 cup uncooked couscous

  2. 1 1/4 cups chicken broth

  3. 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

  4. 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

  5. 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar

  6. 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

  7. 8 green onions, chopped

  8. 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped

  9. 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

  10. 1 cup frozen corn kernels, thawed

  11. 2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, drained

  12. salt and pepper to taste

Direction

  1. Bring chicken broth to a boil in a 2 quart or larger sauce pan and stir in the couscous. Cover the pot and remove from heat. Let stand for 5 minutes.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, vinegar and cumin. Add green onions, red pepper, cilantro, corn and beans and toss to coat.

  3. Fluff the couscous well, breaking up any chunks. Add to the bowl with the vegetables and mix well. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve at once or refrigerate until ready to serve.

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