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Choose this lime-basil-infused salad—with chunks of beta-carotene-laced sweet potatoes and tender, high-fiber, protein-rich black soybeans—for a healthy meatless main dish you can have on the table in 15 minutes.Prep: 5 minutes; Cook: 5 minutes; Other: 5 minutes

Recipe by Oxmoor House April 2009


Credit: Oxmoor House

Recipe Summary

10 mins
5 mins
15 mins
5 servings (serving size: about 1 1/3 cups couscous salad and 1 tablespoon cheese)


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Instructions Checklist
  • Bring 3/4 cup water to boil in a medium saucepan; gradually stir in couscous. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.

  • While couscous stands, place sweet potato on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave at HIGH 5 minutes or until tender.

  • Combine vinaigrette, pepper, and salt in a large bowl; stir well with a whisk. Add couscous, sweet potato, soybeans, and spinach; toss gently to coat. Top each serving with cheese; sprinkle evenly with onions.


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Nutrition Facts

228 calories; calories from fat 17%; fat 4g; saturated fat 1.1g; mono fat 0.7g; poly fat 1.7g; protein 10.5g; carbohydrates 39.8g; fiber 7.3g; cholesterol 3mg; iron 2.4mg; sodium 287mg; calcium 102mg.