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Curried Bacon Couscous Salad

Bacon, pasta and garbanzo beans? Tasty! The salad comes together in minutes and can be served warm or chilled.

Curried Bacon Couscous Salad


4 slices bacon, thick cut and lower sodium

1 medium sweet onion, peeled and diced

1/2 cup diced dried carrots rehydrated in 1 cup cool water for 15 minutes or 1 cup diced fresh carrots

1 cup whole wheat couscous

1 1/2 cups water

15 ounce can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained


1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

2 Tbsp white balsamic vinegar

1 Tbsp lower sodium soy sauce

1 Tbsp granulated sugar

2 tsp mild curry powder


Cook the bacon in a large fry pan over medium heat until crispy. Drain the bacon on a paper towel lined plate, blotting the top as well. Let cool. Drain off all but 1 Tablespoon of the bacon grease, add in the onion and carrot and cook till the onion is turning golden.

Meanwhile bring the water to a boil in a small saucepan, add in the couscous. Stir well and cover, let sit for 10 minutes.

Add the couscous and garbanzo beans to a large bowl, stir in the cooked onions/carrots, mix to combine.

Whisk the dressing together and drizzle over the salad, mix till combined. Break up the bacon into small pieces, add to the salad and mix in.


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