Healthy Recipes: Golden Walnut Couscous Salad

by Health News

Here’s a tasty salad recipe that’s perfect as a side dish or healthy snack:Healthy Recipes: Golden Walnut Couscous Salad


  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup couscous
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/4 cup seasoned rice wine vinegar
  • 1 small yellow bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 cucumber, peeled, halved lengthwise, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup sliced radishes
  • salt, to taste
  • 2 cups spinach leaves


  1. Heat walnuts in a dry skillet over medium-high heat 1-2 minutes until walnuts are slightly toasted. Set aside and reserve.
  2. In a covered 2 quart sauce pan over high heat, bring 1-1/4 cups water to boil. Stir in couscous and cumin, cover pan and remove from heat. Let stand until couscous absorbs liquid, about 5 minutes. With a fork, fluff couscous. Chill 15 minutes.
  3. Stir in juice, vinegar, bell pepper, cucumber, radishes and walnuts; season with salt. Serve on a bed of spinach.

Servings: 4

Nutritional Information

  • Calories                              295
  • Calories from Fat            95
  • Total Fat                             11g
  • Saturated Fat                   1g
  • Mono Fat                          2g
  • Sodium                               23mg
  • Total Carbs                        43g
  • Dietary Fiber                    4g
  • Sugars                                 0g
  • Protein                               9g

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