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Dried Cherry Couscous Salad

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“Unique picnic side dish. I've made this several times when bringing a side dish to summer barbecues. Every time, there's at least one person that asks me for the recipe. The original recipe also calls for 1 cup chopped onions, but I leave this out.”
READY IN:
25mins
SERVES:
24
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Bring broth or water to a boil in a medium saucepan; stir in couscous.
  2. Cover and remove from heat.
  3. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  4. Uncover and stir with a fork until all grains are fluffy.
  5. Let cool for 10 minutes.
  6. In a large bowl, combine cooked couscous, dried cherries, carrots, and cucumber.
  7. In a small bowl, combine vinegar, olive oil, and mustard, mix well.
  8. Pour over couscous mixture and toss to coat.
  9. Season with salt and pepper if desired.
  10. Garnish with toasted almonds.
  11. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

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