Delicious strawberries are in season, and their color is a great indicator of how nutritious they are. Strawberries are packed with phytonutrients: terpenoids, ellagitannins, anthocyanins, flavonols and phenolic acids.
Try this recipe — featured in Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Sue Ryskamp’s recent U-M CVC Nutritious Is Delicious food demo — and start enjoying this amazing fruit right now! Added bonus: only 46 calories per cup!
Strawberry Avocado Couscous Salad with Lime Vinaigrette
- 1 cup couscous
- 1 avocado, halved, seeded, peeled and diced
- ½ cup corn kernels
- ½ cup strawberries, quartered
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
- 2 tablespoons pine nuts
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- Zest of 1 lime
- 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- To make the vinaigrette, whisk together olive oil, apple cider vinegar, lime zest and juice, and sugar in bowl; set aside.
- In a medium saucepan, cook couscous according to package instructions.
- In a large bowl, combine couscous, avocado, corn, strawberries, cilantro and pine nuts. Stir in vinaigrette.
- Serve immediately and enjoy the delicious flavors of this heart-healthy recipe!
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