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       Title: Chilled Couscous Salad with Mango
  Categories: Vegetarian, Ovo lacto, Salad/dress
       Yield: 4 servings
  
       1 c  ;water
     2/3 c  Couscous, whole-wheat; un-
            -cooked
       1 tb Tahini
       2 tb Orange juice
       1 c  Yogurt OR
       1 c  Tofu, soft
     1/2 ts Cumin, ground
         pn Ginger, grund
     1/2 c  Chickpeas; cooked, thorough-
            -ly rinsed if canned
       1 lg Mango; peeled, diced
     1/4 c  Raisins, golden
     1/4 c  Cilantro, fresh; minced
     1/2 c  Fruits, dried, assorted:
            -pineapple, papaya, orange
            -optional
  
    Bring water to a boil in a saucepan. Stir in couscous, return to a
   boil, cover and turn off heat. Let sit (without lifting the lid)
   until the water has been absorbed.
   
    Meanwhile, stir together tahini and orange juice to make a smooth
   paste. Place yogurt or tofu in a large mixing bowl and whisk until
   light and smooth. Whisk in tahii mixture, cumin and ginger. Stir in
   chickpeas, mango and raisins.
   
    Fluff couscous with a fork to break up any lumps. Stir into mago
   mixture. Add cilantro and dried fruits if desired; stir until
   thoroughly blended. Cover and refrigerate until chilled through, aout
   3 hours.
    Serves 4 as a side dish.
   
    Per serving (lacto version): 246 cal; 10 g prot; 2 g fat; 47 g carb;
   1 mg
     chol; 611 mg sod; 6 g fiber
   
    Vegetarian Times, August 1993/MM by DEEANNE
  
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