Lemon Asparagus Couscous Salad with Tomatoes Recipe

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Lewis Published: January 20, 2021 Modified: June 1, 2021

How To Make Lemon Asparagus Couscous Salad with Tomatoes

This lemon asparagus couscous salad makes a perfect side to any dish! Made with tossed crispy asparagus, grape tomatoes, and parsley in a zesty lemon juice.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 6ozwhole wheat pearl couscous
  • ¾lbthin asparagus spears,tough ends trimmed
  • cupsgrape tomatoes,quartered
  • ¼cupred onion,minced
  • 1lemon,juiced
  • 1tbspextra virgin olive oil
  • 2tbspfresh parsley,minced
  • kosher salt,to taste
  • fresh cracked pepper,to taste

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil, then add asparagus and cook for about 3 minutes until tender.

  2. Remove with a large slotted spoon and rinse in a colander in the sink under cold water to stop it from cooking.

  3. Add the couscous to the boiling water and cook according to package directions.

  4. Chop the asparagus into small ½-inch pieces.

  5. Drain the couscous. Rinse under cold water then place in a large bowl.

  6. Add the chopped asparagus, tomatoes, red onion, lemon juice, olive oil, parsley, salt, and pepper to the bowl.

  7. Taste for salt and pepper. Serve room temperature or chilled.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 183.29kcal
  • Fat: 3.18g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.47g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.03g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.47g
  • Carbohydrates: 33.29g
  • Fiber: 4.41g
  • Sugar: 3.31g
  • Protein: 6.62g
  • Sodium: 416.06mg
  • Calcium: 39.35mg
  • Potassium: 361.67mg
  • Iron: 2.22mg
  • Vitamin A: 54.56µg
  • Vitamin C: 19.76mg
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