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Mango, bell peppers, and black beans combine with whole-wheat couscous in this Caribbean-inspired grain salad. The ginger-lime dressing has a touch of cayenne pepper and provides just the right amount of zing!

Source: Diabetic Living Magazine




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  • For dressing, whisk together cilantro, lime juice, oil, ginger, salt, and cayenne pepper. Set aside.

  • Bring the 1 1/4 cups water to boiling in a medium saucepan. Remove from heat. Stir in couscous; cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Let stand at room temperature about 10 minutes or until cool.

  • Stir together beans, spinach, bell pepper, mango, and scallions in a large bowl. Add couscous and reserved dressing. Toss to coat. Serve immediately or cover with plastic wrap or foil and chill in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.

Nutrition Facts

2/3 cup
156 calories; protein 6.4g; carbohydrates 28.9g; dietary fiber 5.7g; sugars 3.7g; fat 3.4g; saturated fat 0.2g; vitamin a iu 1258.2IU; vitamin c 26.5mg; folate 24.4mcg; calcium 36.8mg; iron 1.5mg; magnesium 10.1mg; potassium 200.6mg; sodium 142mg.

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