Toasted Peanut Couscous Salad

Author: Recipes_kw
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Prep Time 12 mins
Total Time 12 mins
Course Main Course, Side Dishes
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4 Servings


  • 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!

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