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Grilled Peach Couscous Salad

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + cooling Grill: 10 min.

Makes

8 servings

You'll feel inspired at the farmers market with the recipe for this couscous salad in tow. Grilled peaches and limes plus a subtly sweet dressing bring pizazz. —Emily King, Fayetteville, Arkansas
Grilled Peach Couscous Salad Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup uncooked couscous
  • 1 medium lime
  • 2 medium firm ripe peaches, halved and pitted
  • 1 teaspoon plus 1/4 cup canola oil, divided
  • 1 English cucumber, halved and sliced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar
  • 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  1. Prepare couscous according to package directions; fluff. Transfer to a large bowl; let cool. Meanwhile, finely grate enough zest from lime to measure 1-1/2 teaspoons; set aside for dressing. Slice lime in half. Brush peach and lime halves with 1 teaspoon oil. Grill peaches, covered, over medium heat until tender, 3-4 minutes on each side. Remove to a cutting board. Grill lime halves just until tender, about 1 minute.
  2. When cool enough to handle, chop peaches and add to couscous. Stir in cucumber, tomatoes and red onion. Squeeze juice from lime into a small bowl. Add agave, vinegar, salt, pepper, reserved lime zest and remaining 1/4 cup oil. Whisk until blended. Pour over salad; toss to coat.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 144 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 150mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 starch.

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