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Vegan Sunflower Couscous Salad Recipes

Making delicious vegan recipes does not need to be a challenge because there are so many great ones to choose from. Just because someone does not eat animals or animal products does not mean they cannot enjoy flavorful and satisfying meals. The following recipe for couscous salad shows you how to make a delicious salad which is full of flavor. You can either serve it chilled or warm, and it gives a Moroccan flair to any main dish if you want to serve it as a side dish. The beans give it a cheery, festive look.

Couscous is a great ingredient to work with. It is easy to cook because you just have to add boiling water and either leave it in a covered container for the water to soak in, or you can prepare it in a pan. Couscous is a wheat product, so it gives you the benefits of wheat such as niacin, selenium, fiber, B vitamins and protein.

It is often enjoyed in Mediterranean as well as Moroccan cuisine. This recipe would also work if you were to swap the water for vegetable broth, but make it half the strength so it does not overpower the other flavors. Also, if you are using broth which contains salt, add the other salt at the end so you do not inadvertently use too much.

3-Bean Salad with Couscous
Summary: Couscous and 3 kinds of beans come together with oil, sunflower seeds, almonds, cumin, and lemon, to make this vegan salad which is rich in protein and flavor.
Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Salad
Serves: 4
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  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ cups water
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup couscous
  • 14 oz can 3-bean mix
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower seeds
  • ½ cup almond slivers
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  1. Bring the water to a boil, and add the couscous, salt, and cumin.
  2. Turn the heat down and cook on medium-low for 5 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed.
  3. Drain and rinse the beans, then stir those into the couscous mixture with the sunflower seeds and almond slivers.
  4. Chill the couscous salad in the refrigerator until cool.
  5. Just before serving, stir in the oil and lemon juice.

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Combining fluffy couscous with mixed beans is a great way to make a satisfying salad recipe. You can see in the picture how wholesome this looks. The oil and lemon juice make a tangy dressing, the cumin adds flavor, and the sunflower seeds and almond slivers add crunch. Whether you serve this as a lunch, side dish, or main dish, it is sure to be appreciated. If you are cooking for a vegan, you might like to serve it with stuffed tomatoes or stuffed bell peppers. Use nuts, fresh herbs and vegan cheese or something else animal-free for the tomato or bell pepper stuffing.

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Christine Szalay-Kudra

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