Nutty couscous salad - gh_9407

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
1 pack (10oz) couscous (precooked semolina)
½ cup Pitted dates
1 bunch Parsley
1 large Orange
2 tablespoons Olive or salad oil
2 tablespoons Cider vinegar
1½ teaspoon Sugar
¼ teaspoon Salt
1 cup Diced currants or dark seedless raisins
2 tablespoons Crystallized ginger coarsley chopped
1 can (6oz) salted cashews

ABOUT 30 MINUTES BEFORE SERVING OR EARLY IN DAY: 1. Prepare couscous as label directs.

2. Cut each date into 3 pieces. Reserve a few sprigs parsley for garnish later. Chop enough remaining parsley to measure 3 tablespoons.

3. Grate peel and squeeze juice from orange. In lg bowl, with fork, mix orange peel, orange juice, olive or salad oil, cider vinegar, sugar, and salt. Add couscous, dates, chopped parsley, currants, ginger, and cashews; toss to mix well. Garnish with parsley sprigs.

Cover and refrigerate if not serving right away.

Each main-dish serving: About 745 calories, 28 g fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 415 mg sodium.

Good Housekeeping/July'94/scanned & fixed by DP & GG

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