Ramadan Iftar Healthy Recipe: Couscous salad confetti

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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.


  • 1 1 / 2 cups dry whole wheat couscous
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 3 to 4 green onions, finely chopped, including tops
  • 1 red pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 grated carrot
  • 1 to 2 cup finely shredded red cabbage
  • 1 / 2 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 / 2 golden cup raisins or chopped dried apricots
  • 1 juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 / 4 cup seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 1 / 2 teaspoons salt


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

  • Calories: 194
  • Fat: 2.1 g
  • saturated Fat: 0.3 g
  • Calories from Fat: 9.8%
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Protein: 5.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 40.2 g
  • Sugar: 10 g
  • Fiber: 4.2 g
  • Sodium: 283 mg
  • Calcium: 33 mg
  • Iron: 1.1 mg
  • Vitamin C: 40.9 mg
  • Beta carotene: 1157 mcg
  • Vitamin E 0.7 mg

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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