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       Title: COUSCOUS SALAD 1
  Categories: Low fat, Salads
       Yield: 1 servings
  
       2 c  Good stock
     3/4 ts Cinnamon
     1/2 ts Ground ginger
     1/2 ts Ground cumin
     1/4 ts Turmeric
       1 c  Couscous
       1 md Carrot, cut into 1/4 inch
            Dice
       1 sm Red onion, cut into 1/4 inch
            Dice
       1 sm Red bell pepper, cut into
     1/4    Inch dice
       1 sm Cucumber or zucchini, cut
            Into 1/4 inch dice
       1 sm Granny Smith apple, cut into
     1/4    Inch dice
     1/3 c  Currants or raisins
       1    2 cups canned chick peas,
            Rinsed and drained
     1/4 c  Fresh lemon juice
     1/2 ts Salt
     1/4 ts Freshly ground black pepper
  
   In a heavy medium saucepan, whisk together the stock,
   cinnamon, ginger, cumin, and turmeric. Add the
   couscous in a slow steady stream, stirring constantly,
   and continue to boil, stirring, for 1 minute. Cover
   the pot tightly, remove from the heat and let stand
   for 15 minutes.
   
   Fluff the couscous grains with a fork, transfer to a
   large mixing bowl and let cool.  Then fluff again,
   rubbing with your fingers to break up any lumps.
   
   Add the carrot, bell pepper, cucumber, onion, apple,
   currants and chick peas and toss.
   
   In a small jar with a lid, shake the remaining 1/2
   tablespoon olive oil with the lemon juice, salt and
   pepper until well mixed.  Pour over the salad and toss
   well.  Cover and refrigerate for several hours or up
   to 3 days.  Season with additional salt, pepper and
   lemon juice to taste before serving
  
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