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Cherry Mint Couscous Salad

December 29, 2015

This recipe was originally cranberry mint couscous salad, but it works well with cherries too.

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1 1/2 cups chicken or vegetable broth

1 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp ground cumin

1/2 cup dried cherries or cranberries

1 cup uncooked couscous

1/4-1/3 cup vegetable or olive oil (or a combination)

2 Tbsp rice vinegar

1/3-1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted

1/3 cup chopped green onions or chives

2 Tbsp chopped fresh mint

Combine broth, cherries, cinnamon and cumin in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Remove from heat, stir in couscous, cover and let stand 5-7 min. Fluff with a fork and set aside to cool slightly, uncovered.

Whisk oil and vinegar together. Pour over couscous. Add remaining ingredients and toss well. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

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