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Date:    Mon, 30 Aug 93 17:04:54 EDT
 From:    saari@magnus.acs.ohio-state.edu
 This recipe is absolutely delicious (tried it Saturday night). This makes a
 perfect cool meal for a hot evening. Serve it with some fresh sliced
 tomatoes from the garden.
 Couscous Salad
 2 cups good stock
 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
 1 cup couscous
 1 medium carrot, cut into 1/4 inch dice
 1 small red onion, cut into 1/4 inch dice
 1 small red bell pepper, cut into 1/4 inch dice
 1 small cucumber or zucchini, cut into 1/4 inch dice
 1 small Granny Smith apple, cut into 1/4 inch dice
 1/3 cup currants or raisins
 1-2 cups canned chick peas, rinsed and drained
 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
 1/2 teaspoon salt
 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
 In a heavy medium saucepan, whisk together the stock, cinnamon,
 ginger, cumin, and turmeric. Add the couscous in a slow steady stream,
 stirring constantly, and continue to boil, stirring, for 1 minute.
 Cover the pot tightly, remove from the heat and let stand for 15
 Fluff the couscous grains with a fork, transfer to a large mixing bowl
 and let cool.  Then fluff again, rubbing with your fingers to break up
 any lumps.
 Add the carrot, bell pepper, cucumber, onion, apple, currants and
 chick peas and toss.
 In a small jar with a lid, shake the remaining 1/2 tablespoon olive
 oil with the lemon juice, salt and pepper until well mixed.  Pour over
 the salad and toss well.  Cover and refrigerate for several hours or
 up to 3 days.  Season with additional salt, pepper and lemon juice to
 taste before serving
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