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African Couscous Salad

African Couscous Salad
3 cups chicken broth
3 cups couscous
1 tbsp. butter
3/4 tsp. cinnamon
2/3 cup green onions sliced
1/2 cup dried apricots chopped
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/2 cup slivered almonds* toasted
2 large oranges (plus any juice) peeled and chopped
Tangy Orange Dressing (recipe follows)
*To toast slivered almonds, cook on a sheet at 375°F for 5 to 10 minutes, checking and stirring frequently. Or, cook in a small skillet over medium heat for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently until golden brown.
Prep time: 15 minutes, Cook time: 5 minutes, Chill time: 1 hour

Bring broth to a boil in a large saucepan. Stir in couscous, butter and cinnamon; cover and remove from heat. Let stand for 5 minutes, then fluff with a fork and let cool. Place remaining salad ingredients in a bowl; drizzle with dressing and toss well to coat. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour.

Tangy Orange Dressing: In a medium bowl, whisk together 1/2 cup orange juice, 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil, 1/3 cup white wine vinegar, 2 tbsp. honey, 3/4 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper.

Makes 8 to 10 servings.
Nutritional Information:
(based on 9) 470 calories, 15 g protein, 16 g total fat (3 g sat.), 71 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 19 g sugar, 5 mg cholesterol, 740 mg sodium, 10 points


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