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Black Bean Couscous Salad

This black bean couscous salad is a great choice for a fresh and flavorful salad with minimal effort. It can be made gluten free and is naturally dairy free. The black beans, cilantro, and corn play well with the seasonings and combine for a satisfying salad that’s perfect for a weeknight dinner or a group gathering.

  • Author: Bailey
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 1x
  • Category: meatless
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: american
  • Diet: Vegetarian
This black bean couscous salad is a great choice for a fresh and flavorful salad with minimal effort. It can be made gluten free and is naturally dairy free. The black beans, cilantro, and corn play well with the seasonings and combine for a satisfying salad that's perfect for a weeknight dinner or a group gathering. #couscoussalad #glutenfreerecipes #dairyfreerecipes #glutenfreedairyfreerecipes #healthysaladrecipes
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked couscous
  • 1 cup chicken broth, vegetable broth, or water
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained
  • 3 tablespoons olive or avocado oil
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice 
  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 45 green onions, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 cup corn
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Add broth or water to a medium pot and add in couscous. Bring to a boil and cook until couscous is done. Remove from pot, fluff with a fork and set aside
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the oil, lime juice, vinegar, garlic and cumin. Add the couscous and all of the vegetables and beans and stir to combine
  3. Season with salt and pepper to taste, add any additional garlic powder, lime juice or vinegar to taste, and refrigerate for at least an hour prior to serving

Notes

Vegetarian: Just make sure to use vegetable broth or water for the couscous.

Gluten Free: Swap out regular couscous for a gluten free variety and cook according to instructions on packaging. (Try Gefen or Streits)