Toasted Peanut Couscous Salad

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 2 minutes


Makes 4 servings


1/2 cup water
1/4 cup uncooked couscous
1 ounce unsalted dry-roasted peanuts
1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
1/2 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
2 teaspoons cider vinegar
1-1/2 teaspoons sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
1 packet sugar substitute
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes


  1. Bring water to boil in small saucepan over high heat. Remove from heat; stir in couscous. Cover tightly; let stand 5 minutes or until water is absorbed. Remove from pan to cool quickly, if desired.
  2. Heat small nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add nuts; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until beginning to turn golden, stirring frequently.
  3. Combine remaining ingredients in medium bowl. Add cooled couscous and toasted nuts; toss gently, yet thoroughly, to blend.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1/2 cup salad
Calories 115
Calories from Fat 42 %
Total Fat 5 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Carbohydrate 14 g
Fiber 2 g
Protein 4 g
Sodium 298 mg

Dietary Exchange

Starch 1
Fat 1

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