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Colorful Couscous Salad

Vegan Couscous Salad

I found a vegan Couscous, Black Bean, and Corn Salad recipe on that was based off of a non-vegan recipe posted on Food Network. VegWeb is a great community because it shows you that a vegan/vegetarian diet doesn’t have to consist of meat substitutes and weird replacements. Sometimes it’s as simple as switching out a single ingredient.

I used tri-color couscous to make it more colorful, and I used black soy beans for the extra protein (11 grams a serving!). I also switched out the red wine vinegar for balsamic vinegar, since that’s what we had on hand, and it’s great. This is a perfect side dish or something to take to a potluck.

Colorful Couscous Salad
Serves: 6
  • 1½ cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup RiceSelect Tri-Color Couscous (uncooked)
  • 1 15 oz. can Eden Organic Black Soybeans, drained and rinsed (you can use normal black beans as well)
  • 1 cup frozen corn (thawed)
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • ¾ cup cucumber, peeled, diced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Boil vegetable broth in a medium pan. Add couscous, stir, remove from heat, and cover for 5 minutes. Fluff.
  2. Combine olive oil, balsamic vinegar, cumin, salt, and pepper in a small cup.
  3. Add black beans, thawed corn, red bell pepper, cucumber, and dressing to couscous. Toss well.



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  • Reply Kareen

    Yumi! At least for me it looks great. Love your blog. Healthy, new and tasty.

    Are you still in the vegan challenge? Good luck with it! 😉

    July 11, 2011 at 3:12 pm
  • Reply Carol

    This sounds delicious! I’ll try it with the red wine vinegar and regular black beans first, but I’ll experiment after that. Do black soy beans taste like regular?

    July 11, 2011 at 10:55 pm
  • Reply We Are Not Martha

    I love anything couscous and this is so pretty and colorful 🙂


    July 12, 2011 at 11:48 pm
  • Reply Bed and Breakfast Brugge

    wow really its colorful salad and yummy. healthy salad and awesome posting

    August 3, 2011 at 7:19 am
  • Reply Kelsey

    back in the winter time i bought eden black soy beans for the first time…was a little hesitant on what i would think of them… but I LOVE THEM! they look like they are a perfect addition to this delicious couscous salad! <3


    August 4, 2011 at 5:52 pm
  • Reply Health Insurance

    That’s Delicious look and its healthy salad

    August 25, 2011 at 7:42 am
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