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Kale Couscous Pomegranate Salad - salad

Kale Couscous Pomegranate Salad

  • Author: Julia // A Cedar Spoon
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Salad, Side Dish

Description

Kale Couscous Pomegranate Salad is a healthy salad combining massaged kale, whole wheat couscous, pomegranate arils, silvered almonds and an olive oil and lemon dressing. This salad is beautiful and makes a nice addition to a brunch or your weekly lunches or dinners.


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole wheat couscous {cook according to the directions}
  • 4 cups chopped kale, ribs removed and discarded
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup pomegranate arils {the seeds in the pomegranate}
  • 1/4 cup freshly chopped mint
  • 1/4 cup freshly chopped parsley
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup silvered almonds
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Cook the couscous according to the package directions. Remove when done and run under cold water in a strainer and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl or salad bowl combine the olive oil, kale and a dash of salt and pepper. Using your hands massage the kale for 3- 4 minutes {or until the kale is reduced down to about half the size it was}. Add the pomegranate arils, fresh mint and parsley, lemon juice, silvered almonds and salt and pepper to taste and toss the salad to combine. Add the couscous into the salad and toss again to combine.
  3. You can serve this warm as a side dish or refrigerate it for a few hours and serve it cold.

Notes

If this salad sits overnight you will want to add more olive oil and lemon to taste.[br][br]Try adding crumbled feta cheese to this salad.[br][br]Other vegetable ideas that would go nicely in this salad are cucumber, tomato and red onion. [br][br]I have also tried kalamata olives in this salad which is a nice addition.

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