Toasted Peanut Couscous Salad

Author: Recipes_kw
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Helps Fight Cancer: Prostate
Prep Time 12 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Course Main Course, Side Dishes
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 254.24 kcal


  • Stove


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp salt divided
  • 1/2 cup couscous uncooked
  • 1 cup red onion finely chopped
  • 1 cup green bell pepper finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup peanuts dry-roasted
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce low sodium, NO SODIUM BENZOATE
  • 1 1/2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil dark
  • 1 tsp ginger grated
  • 2 tsp agave
  • 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes


  • Bring water with a 1/2 teaspoon of salt to a boil over high heat in a small saucepan. Remove from the heat and then stir in the couscous. Cover and let stand until water is absorbed about 5 minutes.
  • Transfer couscous to a medium sized bowl; cool slightly then stir in onion and bell pepper.
  • Heat a small skillet over medium-high then add the peanuts; cook for 2 to 3 minutes to toast; then mix into the couscous.
  • Whisk the soy sauce, vinegar, oil, ginger, agave, and remaining salt along with the red pepper flakes in a small bowl. Stir sauce into the couscous until well blended. Serve warm or cold. Enjoy!


Alert!!! Because of the higher fat levels this recipe should only be used by people on the 1800 and 2000 calorie plans.

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Nutrition with Essential Amino Acids

Nutrition Facts
Toasted Peanut Couscous Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 Serving)
Calories 254.24 Calories from Fat 114
% Daily Value*
Fat 12.62g19%
Saturated Fat 1.68g11%
Sodium 843.91mg37%
Potassium 254.37mg7%
Carbohydrates 33.18g11%
Fiber 3.75g16%
Sugar 5.29g6%
Protein 8.78g18%
Vitamin A 49.37IU1%
Vitamin B1 0.15mg10%
Vitamin B2 0.05mg3%
Vitamin B3 3.05mg15%
Vitamin B5 0.6mg6%
Vitamin B6 0.14mg7%
Vitamin C 40.55mg49%
Vitamin E 1.73mg12%
Vitamin K 0.92µg1%
Calcium 36.05mg4%
Copper 0.28mg14%
Folate 12.98µg3%
Iron 1.34mg7%
Manganese 0.57mg29%
Magnesium 49.58mg12%
Phosphorus 129.39mg13%
Selenium 1.59µg2%
Zinc 0.89mg6%
Ess-Methionine 100.87mg
Ess-Tryptophan 80.96mg
Ess-Threonine 234.17mg
Ess-Phenylalanine 385.63mg
Ess-Arginine 664.91mg
Ess-Lysine 222.26mg
Ess-Leucine 494.09mg
Ess-Isoleucine 272.38mg
Ess-Histidine 175.17mg
Ess-Valine 315.46mg
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Some amino acids levels are estimated, some product manufacturers do not supply amino acid values. The value source

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