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Cranberry Couscous Salad

Fluffy pearls of couscous are combined with tart cranberries, crunchy vegetables and sliced almonds in a tangy balsamic mustard dressing for a healthy and satisfying lunch. The bold flavors and fun textures of this Cranberry Couscous Salad make it a meal you'll definitely want to have tucked away in the freezer to enjoy often.
8 Servings Recipe By Pin Print
Cranberry Couscous Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Water
  • ¾ cups CousCous
  • ¾ cups Cranberries, Dried
  • ½ cups dice Carrot
  • ½ cups dice Celery
  • ½ cups dice Cucumber
  • ¼ cups slice Green Onion (Scallion)
  • 3 tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon Mustard
  • ⅛ teaspoons Black Pepper
  • Serving Day Ingredients

    These ingredients are added AFTER your meal has been frozen — for the day you serve and eat it.

  • ¼ cups Almonds, Sliced

Freezer Containers

Supplies

  • Labels

Nutritional Information

  • One Serving; 105 calories
  • 15.8g carbs
  • 3.4g fat
  • 2g fiber
  • 3g protein
  • 3 WW PointsPlus

Make It Now Cooking Directions

These directions are for cooking this recipe to serve immediately and NOT to freeze for later.

  1. In a saucepan, bring the water to a boil. Stir in couscous.
  2. Remove from heat, cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.
  3. Set aside to cool for 10 minutes.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine cranberries, carrots, celery, cucumber, green onions and couscous.
  5. In a small bowl combine vinegar, oil, mustard and pepper.
  6. Pour dressing over the top of couscous mixture and mix well.
  7. Cover and refrigerate.
  8. Stir in almonds just before serving.

Freeze For Later Cooking Directions

These directions help you cook or prepare this meal PRIOR to being frozen for serving later (see Serving Day Directions when you are ready to prepare it to eat).

Why would I want to freeze this?

  1. In a saucepan, bring the water to a boil. Stir in couscous.
  2. Remove from heat, cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.
  3. Set aside to cool for 10 minutes.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine cranberries, carrots, celery, cucumber, green onions and couscous.
  5. Divide couscous mixture between indicated number of quart freezer storage bags
  6. In a small bowl combine vinegar, oil, mustard and pepper.
  7. Divide dressing between indicated number of pint freezer storage bags.
  8. Label and freeze.

Make From Frozen Serving Day Directions

These directions help you cook or reheat this meal AFTER it's been frozen for when you are ready to eat it.

  1. Transfer couscous mixture to serving bowl.
  2. Knead bag of dressing, then pour over top of couscous.
  3. Stir to combine.
  4. Refrigerate until serving. Top with almonds right before serving.

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