Couscous With Plums, Goat Cheese, and Fresh Mint

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Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 cups water
  • 1 cup whole wheat couscous
  • 3 ripe plums, chopped
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 2 ounces aged goat cheese, crumbled
  • 14 cup chopped of fresh mint
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 3 12 tablespoons balsamic vinegar


  1. 1. Bring the water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add the couscous, stir, and turn off the heat. Cover the saucepan, and let the couscous rest for 10 minutes.
  2. 2. Fluff the couscous with a fork, and transfer it to a medium bowl. When it's cool, add the plums, scallions, cheese, and mint.
  3. 3. Whisk the honey and vinegar in a small bowl until the honey has dissolved. Pour the mixture over the couscous, and gently toss. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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