Cranberry-Blueberry Couscous Salad

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In addition to the 8 dozen cookies I had to bring to the recent cookie exchange, I also needed to bring an appetizer or light dish.  The dilemma for me is that we have a new puppy and my cooking & shopping has been a bit neglected lately as the puppy has basically sucked every free moment out of any day that I might have previously had.  Fortunately my sister recently sent me a recipe for a Cranberry Couscous Salad recipe from Susan Feninger, unfortunately I only had about 2 of the ingredients!

I am nothing if not resourceful, so I decided I could make something work with what I had on hand, and it ended up being delicous.  I added dried blueberries because I didn’t have enough cranberries and used shallot and chives because I didn’t have mint or parsley and then for good measure, added a little feta because I felt it needed a bit more of a salty element.  In the end, it did not remotely resemble Susan’s original recipe, that I still want to try, but mine was a very colorful, tasty salad perfect for the holidays.

 

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5 Responses to “Cranberry-Blueberry Couscous Salad”

  1. Alina

    Wow! I’m not a big fan of couscous, but I think I will try this. Sounds healthy and unexpectedly summery for such a snowy December! I’d like to try it with all the ingredients you used plus mint instead of chives, as the original recipe suggested. Bookmarked!

  2. Dawn Hutchins

    We are doing the same thing at work on Friday. Cookie swap and soup/salad pot luck! I am bringing a 5 bean salad but I wish I saw this first! (I already bought the stuff). I’ll have to make this for myself.

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