Couscous and Smoked Turkey Salad

  • 2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 package (10 ounces) couscous
  • 1/3 cup dried tart cherries
  • 3 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 3 ripe medium peaches
  • 4 ounces smoked turkey breast (in 1 piece) cut into 1/4” pieces)
  • Boston lettuce leaves
  1. In 3-quart saucepan, heat cumin over medium-high heat until fragrant, 1 to 3 minutes. In saucepan with cumin, prepare couscous as package directs, adding cherries, but no salt or butter.
  2. In large bowl, with wire whisk or fork, mix lemon juice, olive oil, mustard, salt, and pepper until dressing is blended.
  3. Toss warm couscous mixture, diced peaches, and turkey with dressing.
  4. Spoon combined ingredients onto large platter lined with Boston lettuce leaves.

Sweet peaches contrast nicely with the smoky flavor of the turkey in this super-quick salad. If you see plums, nectarines, or apricots at the Farmer’s Market, try using them in place of the peaches.

Nutrients Per Serving: Calories 300, Protein 11g, Carbohydrate 51g,Total Fat 6g (1g saturated), Cholesterol 3mg, Sodium 470mg

Source: Good Housekeeping One Dish Meals

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