Couscous Salad with Turkey
This colorful salad is packed with a variety of flavors and textures that kids find fun and tasty. The spinach can be torn and mixed into the salad or used whole as a bed, as shown here.
* 3/4 cup apple juice
* 1 1/3 cups couscous
* 1/3 cup raisins
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
* 6 tablespoons olive oil
* 1 (1 1/2-pound) piece cooked turkey breast, cut crosswise into thin strips
* 3 cups torn fresh baby spinach (or whatever salad you have on hand)
In a medium saucepan, bring 1 1/2 cups of lightly salted water to a boil. Stir in 1/2 cup of the juice, the couscous, and the raisins. Cover the pan, then remove it from the heat and let it stand for 5 minutes, until the liquid is absorbed. Fluff the couscous with a fork and transfer the mixture to a large bowl to cool.
In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining 1/4 cup of juice, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, and the pepper. Slowly whisk in the oil until it’s well blended.
Add the turkey, spinach, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon of salt to the couscous. Pour in the dressing and toss to mix. Makes 4 servings.
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