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Lemon Pecan Couscous Salad

| Updated Apr 7, 2016

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A refreshing recipe for a side dish or a light lunch/dinner by adding diced leftover chicken, turkey, meat to the couscous.  As a substitute for meat add raw or a cooked diced vegetable or tofu. This recipe can be prepared with no cooking involved. When planning a menu for your camping or RV trip, consider adding the ingredients listed below for a healthy easy side dish.  Add a protein of choice and this could be a refreshing light meal.

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Serves 8


1/4 cup couscous
1 diced tomato alternate: fresh or jarred red bell pepper
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons water
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/4 cup fresh finely chopped parsley, no stems
2 tablespoons finely chopped mint leaves, no stems
1 tablespoon diced pecans
1/3 teaspoon salt (or to your liking)
1/4 teaspoon pepper                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 head of lettuce or 3 heads of endive – rinse and separate into individual leaves                                                                                                                                               1 *1/2 – 2 cups chopped vegetables and or previously protein (chicken, meat or tofu)   optional


In a medium bowl combine couscous, lemon juice and water. Stir. Let the mixture stand (rest) for 1 hour, then add olive oil mint, parsley, pecans, salt and pepper. Add a cooked protein as above if desired. Toss the salad ingredients, then add some diced red bell pepper or tomato around the border of the salad for a colorful accent. Serve the couscous in endive or iceberg lettuce leaves.

Mike Wendland

Published on 2016-04-07

Mike Wendland is a multiple Emmy-award-winning Journalist, Podcaster, YouTuber, and Blogger, who has traveled with his wife, Jennifer, all over North America in an RV, sharing adventures and reviewing RV, Camping, Outdoor, Travel and Tech Gear for the past 12 years. They are leading industry experts in RV living and have written 18 travel books.

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