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Citrusy Pecan Garbanzo Couscous: A Salad For Cold Weather

 
This recipe belongs to the top 10% of the healthiest recipes.healthy
This recipe is vegetarian.vegetarian
This recipe is vegan.vegan
This recipe can be made completely dairy-free.dairy-free
 
One serving costs about $2.75 One serving costs about $2.75

$2.75 per serving

41 people like this recipe

41 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

2 vegetarian,vegan,dairy-free,healthy,dairy free,lacto ovo vegetarian,vegan salad
spoonacular Score:97%

Spoonacular Score: 97%

 

Need a vegan main course? Citrusy Pecan Garbanzo Couscous: A Salad For Cold Weather could be an excellent recipe to try. This recipe serves 2 and costs $2.75 per serving. One serving contains 564 calories, 15g of protein, and 17g of fat. A couple people made this recipe, and 41 would say it hit the spot. Head to the store and pick up rice vinegar, ground cumin, olive oil, and a few other things to make it today. To use up the pecans you could follow this main course with the Bourbon Cake with Pecans: A Southern Classic as a dessert. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around 45 minutes. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 97%. This score is tremendous. Try Winter Fruit Salad: Cool Food for Cold Weather, Citrusy Couscous Salad with Olives, and Cold-Weather Venison Chili for similar recipes.

Ingredients

Servings:
1 ounce
1 ounce canned garbanzo beans
canned garbanzo beans
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps dried currants
dried currants
2
2  green onions
green onions
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps ground cumin
ground cumin
1 cup
1 cup whole wheat israeli couscous
whole wheat israeli couscous
1
1  orange (juice)
orange (juice)
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp olive oil
olive oil
some
some parsley
parsley
0.25 cup
0.25 cup pecans
pecans
1
1  red bell pepper
red bell pepper
1 tsp
1 tsp rice vinegar
rice vinegar
some
some salt and pepper
salt and pepper
0.13 tsps
0.13 tsps smoked paprika
smoked paprika
1 ounce canned garbanzo beans
1 ounce
canned garbanzo beans
2 Tbsps dried currants
2 Tbsps
dried currants
2  green onions
2
green onions
0.5 tsps ground cumin
0.5 tsps
ground cumin
1 cup whole wheat israeli couscous
1 cup
whole wheat israeli couscous
1  orange (juice)
1
orange (juice)
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp
olive oil
some parsley
some
parsley
0.25 cup pecans
0.25 cup
pecans
1  red bell pepper
1
red bell pepper
1 tsp rice vinegar
1 tsp
rice vinegar
some salt and pepper
some
salt and pepper
0.13 tsps smoked paprika
0.13 tsps
smoked paprika

Equipment

mixing bowl
mixing bowl
mixing bowl
mixing bowl


Instructions

  1. Prepare couscous according to package instructions. Meanwhile combine all remaining ingredients in a medium mixing bowl. Drain couscous and add to bowl while still hot. Thoroughly mix all ingredients. Taste and adjust seasonings. Serve warm.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $2.75
Ingredient
1 ounce canned garbanzo beans
2 tablespoons dried currants
2 green onions
½ teaspoons ground cumin
1 cup whole wheat israeli couscous
1 orange (juice)
1 tablespoon olive oil
some parsley
¼ cups pecans
1 red bell pepper
1 teaspoon rice vinegar
⅛ teaspoons smoked paprika
Price
$0.06
$0.32
$0.16
$0.07
$2.87
$0.12
$0.17
$0.32
$0.77
$0.60
$0.02
$0.03
$5.50

Tips

Price Tips

  • Dried fruit can be expensive, especially if you opt for organic. Your own dehydrator could be a great investment if you eat dried fruits regularly!

Cooking Tips

  • If you're using olive oil to cook at high temperatures, make sure that the olive oil you're using has a high smoke point because heating an oil past its smoke point can ruin the flavor and even release harmful compounds into your dish. Many people recommend saving extra-virgin olive oil for cold dishes or for adding the finishing touch to a warm dish. You could also use canola oil, coconut oil, or another good high-temperature oil to be on the safe side.

Green Tips

  • Bell peppers are unfortunately on the "dirty dozen" list compiled by the Environmental Working Group (EWG). You might want to buy them organic when you can.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
563k Calories
14g Protein
17g Total Fat
89g Carbs
73% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
563k
28%

Fat
17g
26%

  Saturated Fat
1g
12%

Carbohydrates
89g
30%

  Sugar
15g
18%

Cholesterol
0.0mg
0%

Sodium
250mg
11%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
14g
29%

Vitamin C
99mg
121%

Vitamin K
98µg
94%

Manganese
1mg
76%

Vitamin A
2467IU
49%

Fiber
8g
36%

Copper
0.5mg
25%

Phosphorus
240mg
24%

Vitamin B6
0.43mg
22%

Vitamin B1
0.32mg
21%

Vitamin B3
4mg
21%

Magnesium
79mg
20%

Folate
75µg
19%

Potassium
599mg
17%

Iron
3mg
17%

Vitamin E
2mg
15%

Vitamin B5
1mg
15%

Zinc
1mg
12%

Vitamin B2
0.18mg
11%

Calcium
73mg
7%

Selenium
1µg
2%

covered percent of daily need

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