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Cous Cous Salad with Tomatoes and Beans 

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Description:
Cous Cous - So good they had to name it twice. Couscous (pronounced Koose-Koose. Due to its quick preparation and health benefits, the popularity of this dish is quickly growing in other parts of the world as well. Including couscous in your diet provides several health benefits. A 1 cup serving of couscous provides 43 mcg of selenium, or 61% of the 70 mcg daily value. This is a trace mineral that the body needs in small quantities, acting as an antioxidant and protecting healthy cells from the mutating effects of toxins that change the DNA and structural composition, leading to disease and premature aging.
The potassium in couscous provides important functions, such as regulating blood pressure and the heartbeat. Potassium helps control fluid balance, an important factor in blood pressure regulation. It also assists with muscle contractions, and because the heart is a muscle, it requires potassium to prevent arrythmias, or irregularities of the heartbeat. A 1 cup serving of couscous provides 91mg of potassium, or 39% of the 3,500 mg the FDA recommends to get daily.


Ingredients:
2 cups cooked Cous Cous
1 cup cucumber, seeded and chopped
6 green onions, chopped
2 medium tomatoes, diced
2 cups garbanzo beans
1 cup parsley, chopped
Optional: Diced red pepper




Directions:
Mix all ingredients and toss with the following salad dressing:

3/4 cup olive oil
1 tsp ground coriander
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1 tsp salt
2 cloves minced garlic
black pepper
1 tsp dijon mustard



Servings: 6


Special Diet: High Protein


Category: Salads


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