August 2011, Vol. 2
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Heart-healthy recipes for you!

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Israeli Couscous Salad
A recipe by Chef Walter Staib

Serves 12 (approximately cup each serving)
1 pound (or 3 cups) dry Israeli couscous, (or pearl pasta) cooked al dente and chilled
3 tablespoons finely chopped garlic
cup diced red onion
cup diced red, yellow and green peppers
2 Roma tomatoes, seeded and sliced into strips
cup red wine vinegar
cup shallot oil (can use canola oil)
1 bunch fresh parsley, chopped
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 bunch fresh parsley, for garnish
2 tablespoons finely chopped chives, for garnish

Place the Israeli couscous in a large mixing bowl. Add the remaining ingredients and toss gently to coat. Season with pepper to taste and toss gently to coat. Garnish with the parsley leaves and chives, and serve at room temperature.

Nutritional information per serving: 194 calories, 5 g total fat, 0.4 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 9 mg sodium, 2.5 g fiber, 31 g carbohydrate, 5 g protein.