Dried Fruit and Cous Cous Salad

This salad came about because I had ingredients at home that I wanted to use up (mainly the citrus vinegar and small quantities of various dried fruits).  I liked it and will definitely make it again because it was really easy to make (minimal cooking and chopping).  Next time, I might substitute currants, raisins, dried apricots, or dried peaches for some or all of the dried fruits listed below.  Also, it stayed good for a few days in the fridge (meaning I didn’t have to make lunch…always a good thing!)


1 box (8 oz) Israeli (or pearl) cous cous (I use the one from Trader Joe’s)
1/2 cup citrus vinegar (I used Trader Joe’s Orange Muscat Champagne Vinegar)
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup dried blueberries
1/4 cup dried elderberries
1 cup walnuts, chopped
1.5 tsp salt
4 clementines, peeled
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
2 tbsp fresh mint, chopped fine


1.  Boil the cous cous as per box instructions.

2.  While warm, mix everything in.  Refrigerate until ready to serve.


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