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Old 06-07-2005, 02:13 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Summer Salads!

Okay folks, show me your best salads! Its summertime and we need lots and lots of low calorie, low fat, high fibre and tasty salads to go along with our lean bbq meats and/or to take to work for a nice, light lunch!

Those summer weekends are looming - let's build up a stash of healthy salads

Here's a fab one to start (colourful and yummy - goes great with grilled fish, in particular)

Couscous/Bean Salad

2 cups cooked whole wheat couscous
1 cup chopped cucumber
1 cup chopped tomatoes
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1 cup canned garbanzo beans, drained
1/3 cup fresh mint, chopped
Juice of two large lemons
1 tbsp olive oil

Combine couscous, cucumber, tomatoes, onion, garbanzo beans and mint in a large bowl. Whisk together lemon juice and olive oil. Pour over couscous salad and stir well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
Serves 6.

Per Serving: Calories 162, Calories from Fat 28, Total Fat 3.2g (sat 0.3g), Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 126mg, Carbohydrate 28.4g, Fiber 5.1g, Protein 5.1g
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