Spinach Couscous Salad

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There’s nothing like a fresh salad. They are healthy and contrary to popular belief they can be quite filling and extremely satisfying! Spinach Couscous Salad is made with fresh spinach, arugula, couscous, sliced red grapes, cheese crumbles, pecans and my special house-dressing!

Serve 2.

Spinach Couscous Salad Recipe by ManjulaIngredients:

  • 1/2 cup couscous
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups spinach, steamed removed and roughly chopped
  • 2 cups arugula roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup pecans roasted and roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup seedless red grapes cut in half
  • 1/2 cup pear cut into bite size pieces
  • 3 tablespoons feta cheese crumbled
  • 2/3 cup water

Dressing

  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon mustard (rai) powder
  • 1 teaspoon ginger juice*

 Preparation

  1. For dressing: add all the dressing ingredients together mix it well making sure sugar is dissolved. Set aside. * To make ginger juice shred the ginger using fine shredder or zester, and squeeze the juice with fingers.
  2. Boil the water in a saucepan over medium high heat with oil and salt. Add couscous mix it, cover the pan and turn off the heat. Couscous should be ready in about 5-6 minutes, fluff couscous with a fork. Set aside.
  3. Toss spinach, arugula, couscous, pecans, and grapes together pour the dressing over and toss, sprinkle the feta cheese.

Enjoy!


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6 thoughts on “Spinach Couscous Salad

  1. This looks very nice and familiar but without the onion and garlic!
    I would change the ginger juice with the juice of a very sweet and ripe lemon to make it more mediterranean, and pine nuts and walnuts in place of pecans too. Just to keep the ingredients local to where I live.

    With similar ingredients you can make the filling for a great Greek spinach pie: just feta, spinach, pine nuts and raisins (and some cream to bind all together).
    It tastes great even without onion and garlic or other condiments, because feta is very flavorful. The dough should be fillo but when I make it at home I just make a simpler dough myself with olive oil and vinegar or yogurt. It tastes better with whole wheat.
    There are other types of cheese you can use but those are difficult to find abroad…(my uncle lives in Crete)
    Ciao, Didi

  2. Manjula your recipies r very easy to follow and best thing is all the ingredients r available at home.i cook everyday from your recipies.thanks kiran

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