Black Bean and Couscous Salad

Black Bean and Couscous Salad


"This is a great salad for a buffet, with interesting textures and southwest flavors combined in one delicious salad. Leftovers store well refrigerated for several days."


35 m servings 255 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 255 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 5.9 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 41.2g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 10.4 g
  • 21%
  • Cholesterol:
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 565 mg
  • 23%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring chicken broth to a boil in a 2 quart or larger sauce pan and stir in the couscous. Cover the pot and remove from heat. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, vinegar and cumin. Add green onions, red pepper, cilantro, corn and beans and toss to coat.
  3. Fluff the couscous well, breaking up any chunks. Add to the bowl with the vegetables and mix well. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve at once or refrigerate until ready to serve.
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This is a great, healthy and delicious salad. But use care to RINSE your black beans well, or else you may end up with GRAY couscous, which is not all that appetizing-looking... Thanks for a r...

Yum, yum. I have made this several times so far and everyone always compliments it. It is easy, healthy and keeps well in the fridge. Best of all: you can make soooo many substitutions. Basicall...

This is great! I've been looking for the perfect couscous recipe and now I've found it. The dressing alone is a keeper--I plan on using it for everyday salad as well. I didn't add black beans, b...

This is such an amazing recipe. I did double the dressing and I doubled the cumin in the dressing along with adding a dash of balsamic vinegar to cut a small oil taste. I stirred all of the dr...

Fabulous salad. Can't have enough of it. I used Taboulleh and chopped green pepper and it was fantastic.

Great recipe! I made this for a Labor Day cookout and everybody loved it. I took other's suggestions and used 1-1/2 cans of beans, 4 T. of oil and doubled the lime, vinegar and cumin for the d...

VERY GOOD!!! I added cucumber, tomato, white onion and instead of couscous i used bulgar(IT WAS GREAT) I love this salad and i will make it ALOT!!!

I added some avocado to this and it was excellent!

Very TASTY and very QUICK recipe! Start to finish in about 20 minutes. I used 1 cup chicken stock and 1/4 cup water because I have the 1-cup stock boxes and I hate having an opened box left ...