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1 cup couscous, preferably whole wheatsalt2 large carrots, grated1/2 cup chopped pecans1/2 cup chopped dried cranberries1/4 cup chopped scallions1/4 cup olive oil, or more as neededgrated zest and juice of one lemon, or more as needed1 tsp corianderpinch of cayenne, or to tasteblack pepper1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley1 tbsp chopped fresh sage, or 1 tsp dried
1. Put the couscous in a small pot and add 1 1/2 cups water and a pinch of salt. Bring the water to a boil, then cover and remove from the heat. Let steep for at least 10 minutes, or up to 20.
2. Put the slightly cooled couscous in a large salad bowl along with the carrots, pecans, cranberries, scallions, oil and lemon zest and juice, and sprinkle with the spices and salt and pepper. Use 2 big forks to combine, fluffing the couscous and tossing gently to separate the grains. (The salad can be made up to this point and refrigerated for up to a day; bring to room temperature before proceeded.)
3. Stir in the parsley and sage. Taste and adjust the seasoning, moisten with a little more oil and lemon juice as you'd like, and serve!
This recipe is sourced from NYT Cooking:https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1015163-couscous-salad-with-dried-cranberries-and-pecans?action=click&module=Global%20Search%20Recipe%20Card&pgType=search&rank=13
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