Ramadan Iftar Healthy Recipe: Couscous salad confetti ;
Iftar the celebration dinner after a day of fasting needs a healthy and delicious drink and this confetti couscous salad is just that. This salad is rich in complex carbohydrates, fiber, zinc and B vitamins A single serving also provides about 2 to 3 grams of protein. The measures mentioned in this recipe makes about eight servings of 1 cup.
Couscous is pasta of North African cooking almost instantly and makes a beautiful and tasty salad. whole wheat couscous is sold in health food stores and some supermarkets.
In a large bowl, combine the couscous and boiling water. Stir to mix, cover and let stand until it has absorbed all the water, 5 to 10 minutes. Fluff with a fork.
Add green onions, peppers, carrots, cabbage, parsley, and raisins or apricots.
In a small bowl, whisk together lemon juice, vinegar, oil, curry powder and salt. Add to salad and toss to mix. Serve at room temperature or chilled.
Calories 1 cup
Source: healthy for life to prevent and treat diabetes by Patricia Bertron, RD power;. Recipe by Jennifer Raymond, M. S., R. D.
Image Credit :. Kathy Patalsky
Recipe: The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine ( www.pcrm.org )
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